Mining giant Glencore accused in child labour and acid dumping row

The Guardian – In his first television interview, Glasenberg [Glencore CEO] said that Glencore took corporate responsibility seriously, saying: “We care about the environment. We care about the local communities.” But an investigation by the BBC’s Panorama has found Glencore dumping acid into a river and it discovered children as young as 10 working in the Tilwezembe mine, which was officially closed by Glencore in 2008. International law prohibits anyone under 18 working in a mine. Undercover researchers at Tilwezembe found under-18s who climbed down hand-dug mineshafts 150ft deep without safety or breathing equipment to dig copper and cobalt. Read article

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