In a new report, the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) has reported that out of the 800 mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 200 are involved with armed groups and 265 are involved with the army. Both of which impose illegal taxes on miners. Many of these mines are gold producing, which are targeted by the armed groups because of the hike in price of gold and the ease of smuggling gold.
In the pit of Central Asia one of the largest exporters of cotton Uzbekistan, is responsible for grave Human Rights abuses and the enforcement of child labor. During cotton season the country recruits over a million civilians to work in the fields without compensation. Schools are shut down and children along with working professionals are faced with torture and arrest if they refuse to pick cotton under the fatal working conditions.
As today marks the second anniversary of Goldcorp’s blog, Above Ground Online, it seems like a good time to celebrate three key and necessary elements of corporate citizenship: transparency, listening and responding.
By Valerie Pascale, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility
As today marks the second anniversary of Goldcorp’s blog, Above Ground Online, it seems like a good time to celebrate three key and necessary elements of corporate citizenship: transparency, listening and responding. These elements drive the importance of the blog as an interactive forum for discussion between Goldcorp, their global communities and stakeholder groups.
February 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Stakeholders in the ecosystem of supply chain and regulated materials compliance will be surprised to see the similarities and differences of program progress and supplier profiles across industries.
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