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Our Purpose

Responsibly sourcing the commodities that advance everyday life

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Glencore is committed to advancing everyday life by supplying the commodities needed to develop, sustain and improve the world around us.

It’s why we come to work and it’s what we do. We want to bring about long-term growth and opportunity for all our stakeholders, including customers, shareholders, employees, and the communities and countries in which we operate.

Through the scale and diversity of our industrial and marketing businesses, we responsibly supply the commodities that are fundamental to the building blocks of life. Be that to build essential infrastructure, from homes and hospitals, to roads and rail networks; to produce the batteries that are transforming modern technology and mobility; or to ensure access to affordable energy for all.

By partnering with communities and governments we are able bring progress to many. This is our Purpose. When we fulfil it, we advance everyday life.

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Our Values

Our Values reflect our Purpose and define what it means to work at Glencore. They are at the heart of our culture and the way we do business.

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Safety

We never compromise on safety. We look out for one another and stop work if it’s not safe.

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Purpose and Values in action

We live our Purpose and Values everyday. Explore our employee stories.

Elena Mazaeva

CRANE OPERATOR

UST-KAMENOGORSK, KAZAKHSTAN

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David Brocas

LEAD TRADER, COBALT

BAAR, SWITZERLAND

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Andrew McNamara

U.S. HEAD OF MARKETING OPERATIONS, OIL

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

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Daniel Kalunga

SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE AND PLANT ATTENDANT

RUSTENBERG, SOUTH AFRICA

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Brian French

APPROVALS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE MANAGER

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

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Shane Southwind

UNDERGROUND MINER

SUDBURY, CANADA

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Karina Ruiz

SOCIAL AND WELLBEING WORKER

HUARI, PERU

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Emile Luketa

LEGAL COUNSEL

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

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Venance Challa

MINER AND PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

KOLWEZI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

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Astrid Salazar

COMMUNITIES SUPERVISOR ANTOFAGASTA

CHILE

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