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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:

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

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Codelco

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Enami (Empresa Nacional de Minería)

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Minera Frisco

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Anglo American Voir la réponse
Industrias Penoles

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Fresnillo

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