A new report on the world’s “most controversial” mining firms has named and shamed ten companies, after comparing their performance against the UN Global Compact and other environmental, social and governance principles. The report from Zurich-based RepRisk (a “dynamic business information firm” aimed at investors) emphasises that the risks relate to the companies “access to capital and licenses to operate”.
Top of the list is Alpha Natural Resources, followed by Newmont Mining and Glencore International. The other Top Ten companies evaluated by RepRisk were: BHP Billiton (4th); Freeport McMoran (5th); Rio Tinto (6th); Barrick Gold (7th equal); Anglo American and Vedanta Resources (ranked 9th equal).
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=11599.