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July 23, 2021

Hidden in plain sight: Commodity traders’ human rights impacts and responsibilities

While there have been voluntary initiatives and efforts, including by the OECD and the Swiss Government, to support commodity traders in implementing the UNGPs, research by the Responsible Mining Foundation on the ESG, due diligence and transparency policies and practices of 25 companies in the extractive commodity trading sector indicates that voluntary action will not be enough to bring about change.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
May 31, 2021

Berne, nous avons un problème !

Une étude publiée en mars par la Responsible Mining Foundation et dont les résultats ne sont même pas mentionnés dans le rapport conclut que le devoir de diligence des entreprises concernant les droits humains, les flux financiers et l’impact environnemental est souvent très limité. Dix des 25 sociétés examinées ont leur siège en Suisse et sont membres de l’Association suisse du négoce de matières premières et du transport maritime (STSA).

dievolkswirtschaft.ch
May 31, 2021

Comment s’engage la Suisse dans le domaine des matières premières ?

Également soutenue par la Suisse, la Responsible Mining Foundation a publié un rapport sur la transparence du secteur de négoce de matières premières extractives en mars 2021. Ce rapport présente les résultats des pratiques de diligence raisonnable et de transparence de 25 entreprises. Il conclut que les entreprises sont tenues de faire preuve d’une action plus systématique sur des questions telles que les droits de l’homme, la lutte contre la corruption et la transparence sur leurs paiements aux gouvernements.

dievolkswirtschaft.ch
April 28, 2021

Un nuevo informe revela "escasa diligencia" en materia de ASG de las empresas que comercian con materias primas extractivas

La Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF), una organización de investigación independiente con sede en Suiza, ha desarrollado una sencilla herramienta de medición basada en pruebas que se basa en las orientaciones existentes sobre el comercio de productos básicos elaboradas por la OCDE, la EITI, el gobierno suizo y la London Bullion Market Association, así como en las aportaciones de las partes interesadas y los expertos.

Profesionales Hoy
February 22, 2021

Mining sector shows lack of consistency towards Human Rights, says report

A decade after the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), a new report from the Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) has found that the mining sector has performed very poorly on human rights issues.

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Industry Europe
February 22, 2021

Mining Sector Shows "Lack Of Consistency" Towards Human Rights

A decade after the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), a new report from the Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) has found that the mining sector has performed very poorly on human rights issues.

Industry Europe
February 18, 2021

Most miners lag behind in human rights issues — report

According to the latest report by the Responsible Mining Foundation, top mining companies identify human rights-relates issues as a “material” subject that is included in their public reporting. Most of them, however, need to step up efforts to improve their human rights record.

Mining.com
February 11, 2021

Ngororero: New project to engage communities in mining exploitation

A new project to engage communities specifically mineworkers and nearby communities has been designed for Ngororero District, thanks to the initiative from the Peoples’ Movement for Human Rights Education (MPEDH) in partnership with Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) and the Coalition of Civil Society against illegal exploitation of natural resources in the Great Lake Region (COSOC-GL). The project aims at establishing a constructive dialogue between mining companies / cooperatives and communities.

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