Xstrata Tackles the HIV/AIDS Threat [So. Africa]

Author: Jim Jones, Resource Investor [USA], Published on: 6 February 2008

…in an address by Xstrata’s…Songezo Zibi to delegates at Mining Indaba 2008 in Cape Town [he said that]..the country’s HIV/AIDS pandemic represents…the greatest long-term challenge to the nation’s minerals sector. And it calls…[for] a comprehensive response. Xstrata has brought in…outside service providers to…provide medical benefits and to coordinate workplace campaigns…to develop… routine…employee screening and compulsory employee participation. This phase…leads the way towards corporate social investment initiatives in partnership with local government…building a complete system responding to health and sustainability demands…in the workplace and community...

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Related companies: Xstrata (part of Glencore)