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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 瀏覽回應
Pan American Silver 瀏覽回應
Torex Gold Resources 瀏覽回應
Yamana Gold 瀏覽回應
Teck Resources 瀏覽回應
Polyus Gold 瀏覽回應
Dalradian Gold 瀏覽回應
Barrick Gold 瀏覽回應
Hudbay Minerals 瀏覽回應
Alamos Gold 瀏覽回應
Imperial Oil 瀏覽回應
Newcrest Mining 瀏覽回應
Lundin Gold 瀏覽回應
Solaris Resources 瀏覽回應
Los Andes Copper




Enami (Empresa Nacional de Minería)


Minera Frisco


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