A recently announced lawsuit against HudBay Minerals Inc points to the industry’s failure to take responsibility for corporate abuses beyond Canadian borders. Paradoxically, the company recently won an award for Corporate Social Responsibility from the Mining Association of Canada. Toronto-based HudBay and two of its subsidiaries are being sued for the death of Adolfo Ich Chamán, who was hacked and shot to death by private security forces employed at the company’s nickel mining project in eastern Guatemala on September 27th 2009.
One of HudBay’s major shareholders is London-based Vedanta plc.
See http://www.miningwatch.ca/en/award-winning-mining-company-being-sued-violent-death-community-leader-industry-out-step-with-canadi
See also http://news.mimundo.org/?p=100.