Glencore Strikes Again: Exploitation, Pollution, and Dubious Tax Practices

As Glencore’s profits increase thanks to its copper mine in Mufulira, Zambia,  Ruth Sunderland and Rob Davies take a closer look at the accusations against the company for worker exploitation, pollution, and dubious tax practices.

While the rich seams of copper that lie deep in the ground beneath Mufulira have helped to make Swiss-based Glencore the largest and wealthiest commodities trader in the world, the African townspeople are still struggling to get by on just a few dollars a day. This is barely enough even to feed their families, let alone pay for the medicine they need to treat the illnesses caused by the dangerous levels of pollution spewed out by Glencore-controlled mines.

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