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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:

Respostas da empresa

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

Sem resposta

Codelco

Sem resposta

Enami (Empresa Nacional de Minería)

Sem resposta

Minera Frisco

Sem resposta

Anglo American Ver resposta
Industrias Penoles

Sem resposta

Fresnillo

Sem resposta

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