The Problems

Glencore Xstrata counts with operation sites in many countries in the world where there have been frequently reported problems related to the corporation's presence. These are problems such as environmental pollution, violation of human rights and generally speaking the evasion of legal liabilities. Environmental pollution has been mainly evidenced in water and air, affecting thereby the health and livelihoods of the local communities. Finally Glencore Xstrata's operation sites are hallmarked by being places where social protest, demonstrating against the dire consequences caused by the company, are criminalised.

Affected countries