On Friday the 25th of January, a tailings dam at the Córrego de Feijão mine in Brumadinho, Brazil suffered a cave-in, resulting in a toxic… Read More »Vale implicated in another dam collapse in Brazil with more than 300 casualties feared
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Here you find news and information about companies excessively and continuously breaching international norms and standards regarding human and labour rights, environmental protection, controversial weapons and corruption.
The Dirty Profits 6 was released in May 2018 and reported on violations committed by mining companies including environmental and human rights violations. One of… Read More »Anglo American – Planned extension of Minas-Rio mine despite leaks in pipeline
Over two years after the disaster, there is still no complete assessment of the socio-environmental and socio-economic damages suffered by the affected communities. As reported… Read More »Samarco Minercao: summary and progress on court cases and fines
UN-draft binding treaty on human rights for transnational corporations and other business enterprises.
The negotiation process towards a meaningful treaty on business and human rights has been underway since 2014 at the UN Human Rights Council. The process has been a slow one but the development and release of the draft treaty in July this year is a strong indication that there is a clear change coming to the world of business and human rights.
The need for a binding treaty which holds companies to account in their operations, particularly for operations in developing countries, has long been pushed by civil society organisations as the existing soft instruments (such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights) do not have the required legal weight or binding force. It is largely acknowledged that Corporate self-regulation has failed. The local laws and deficient enforcement mechanisms in some countries mean that people affected by corporate human rights abuses have no access to effective grievance mechanisms. Companies and communities shown in our Dirty Profits report over time have shown the difficulties communities and individuals face in accessing compensation from corporate transnational companies such as Exxon, Chevron, Glencore, Barrick Gold and many others.
Glencore, the world’s largest commodity corporation, is suspected of corruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is expected to be sued on that… Read More »“Relationships” in Congo – Corruption allegations against Glencore
The Tuticorin copper smelter located in a South Indian city of 320,000 and owned by Vedanta Resources, has faced criticism for more than two decades… Read More »Deadly protests lead to the closure of Vedanta’s copper smelter in southern India
Eni is facing a number of charges in the year 2018. The largest and most well-known case is that of Eni’s corruption allegations in relation… Read More »Eni’s many court cases and allegations of 2018.