16 May 2017

Glencore publishes sustainability publications

Today, Glencore published a number of sustainability-related publications, which are available on our website at: http://www.glencore.com/sustainability/our-progress/reports, along with further information on our sustainability activities. 

These documents review our activities and performance during 2016 and provide detailed data on our key sustainability indicators. They have been produced to meet the varying information requests and stakeholder queries that we regularly receive. 

  • Sustainability Report 2016 – our seventh annual sustainability report focuses on the issues that have been identified as being material from a sustainability perspective, both at Group level and for each of our commodity businesses. In addition, it includes a selection of commodity-specific case studies to demonstrate how our approach to managing these material topics is implemented on-the-ground. The report is available as both a full report, providing detailed content on our performance during the year and our approach to sustainability, and as a highlights booklet, which provides a succinct overview of our progress during 2016. There is also an accompanying databook. 
  • Our Approach to Sustainability – this document setsout our approach to working sustainably. It explains our full thinking on sustainability, from the underlying principles and values upon which we base all our activities, to the details of our approach and the issues that affect our operations. It includes content on our policies, systems and procedures. 
  • Climate change considerations for our business 2017 – our second annual report on how Glencore addresses climate-related considerations provides an update on our progress on meeting the commitments of the Aiming for A resolution, passed at our 2016 annual general meeting. In addition, this report considers the impact of existing national policy commitments on our business and an analysis of each of our commodity businesses’ resilience against existing policy scenarios. We detail the steps we are taking to reducing operating emissions, as well as demonstrate that our diverse commodity portfolio is well positioned to take advantage of opportunities associated with transition to low-carbon economy. 
  • Modern Slavery Statement 2016 – our first Modern Slavery Statement reflects our commitment to play a role in preventing the occurrence of Modern Slavery and human trafficking. This annual statement sets out Glencore’s approach and the steps taken for the prevention of Modern Slavery in our organisation and supply chain.

Commenting on the publications, Ivan Glasenberg, Chief Executive Officer, said “We take our responsibilities to our people, to society and to the environment very seriously; these responsibilities are core to our approach to doing business. We recognise that our business success requires the prioritisation of the wellbeing of our workforce, the support of and respect from our host communities and working in partnership with our host governments to deliver sustainable socio-economic benefits.”

For further information please contact:

Martin Fewings
t: +41 41 709 2880
m: +41 79 737 5642

Carlos Francisco Fernandez
t: +41 41 709 2369
m: +41 79 129 9195

Charles Watenphul
t: +41 41 709 2462
m: +41 79 904 3320

Pam Bell
t: +44 20 7412 3471
m: +44 77 3031 9806

Sustainable Development
Anna Krutikov
t: +41 41 709 3426
m: +41 79 737 5582



Notes for Editors

Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 90 commodities. The Group's operations comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites, oil production assets and agricultural facilities.

With a strong footprint in both established and emerging regions for natural resources, Glencore's industrial and marketing activities are supported by a global network of more than 90 offices located in over 50 countries.

Glencore's customers are industrial consumers, such as those in the automotive, steel, power generation, oil and food processing sectors. We also provide financing, logistics and other services to producers and consumers of commodities. Glencore's companies employ around 155,000 people, including contractors.

Glencore is proud to be a member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the International Council on Mining and Metals. We are an active participant in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.


The companies in which Glencore plc directly and indirectly has an interest are separate and distinct legal entities. In this document, “Glencore”, “Glencore group” and “Group” are used for convenience only where references are made to Glencore plc and its subsidiaries in general. These collective expressions are used for ease of reference only and do not imply any other relationship between the companies.  Likewise, the words “we”, “us” and “our” are also used to refer collectively to members of the Group or to those who work for them. These expressions are also used where no useful purpose is served by identifying the particular company or companies.



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