GBI has formally announced that the Initiative’s core group of members will be joined by Colombian mining company Cerrejon Coal, a joint venture of London-listed Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Xstrata.
GBI states that its aim is to advance human rights in business around the world. Core membership of the Initiative now includes: ABB, Cerrejon, Flextronics, GE, HP, Mansour, Novo Nordisk, Shell, The Coca-Cola Company and Total.
Many involved in London Mining Network may be surprised at the involvement in this human rights initiative of companies which have widely criticised records in this matter.