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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:


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




Enami (Empresa Nacional de Minería)


Minera Frisco


Anglo American 浏览回应
Industrias Penoles




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