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Report argues mining industry is profiting from COVID-19 while putting workers, communities & defenders at risk; including co responses

A report published by a coalition of civil society organisations (Earthworks, Institute for Policy Studies - Global Economy Program, London Mining Network, MiningWatch Canada, Terra Justa, War on Want, and Yes to Life No to Mining) analyses through a series of case studies key trends in the mining sector's response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The report finds that:

  • Mining companies are ignoring the real threats of the pandemic and continuing to operate
  • Governments around the world are taking extraordinary measures to shut down legitimate protests and promote the mining sector
  • Mining companies are using the pandemic as an opportunity to hide themselves as public-minded actors despite poor human rights and environmental track record
  • Mining companies and governments are using the crisis to secure regulatory change that favours the industry at the expense of people and planet

The report was followed with a statement signed by over 300 organisations condemning the mining industry's behaviour during the pandemic.

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited companies mentioned in the report to respond.

This story includes responses from:

Respuestas de empresas

OceanaGold Ver respuesta
Pan American Silver Ver respuesta
Torex Gold Resources Ver respuesta
Yamana Gold Ver respuesta
Teck Resources Ver respuesta
Polyus Gold Ver respuesta
Dalradian Gold Ver respuesta
Barrick Gold Ver respuesta
Hudbay Minerals Ver respuesta
Alamos Gold Ver respuesta
Imperial Oil Ver respuesta
Newcrest Mining Ver respuesta
Lundin Gold Ver respuesta
Solaris Resources Ver respuesta
Los Andes Copper

No respuesta

Codelco

No respuesta

Enami (Empresa Nacional de Minería)

No respuesta

Minera Frisco

No respuesta

Anglo American Ver respuesta
Industrias Penoles

No respuesta

Fresnillo

No respuesta

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