Glencore publishes 2020 Modern Slavery Statement

posted: 29/06/2021

Baar, Switzerland
29 June, 2021

Today, Glencore published on its website its annual Modern Slavery Statement. We are committed to preventing the occurrence of modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chains. 

The Statement serves as a voluntary Statement under the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015) and a joint Statement under the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth).

The Statement describes the activities we have undertaken to strengthen our processes and better understand and address the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chains.

As a global company, we are conscious of the leverage we may have to influence others, and the important role we can play in reducing the exploitation of workers through increasing transparency and accountability in our supply chains. We recognise our responsibility to work collaboratively with our suppliers, customers, workforce and external stakeholders to reduce the risks of modern slavery in our operations and supply chains. 

While our geographic and product diversity provides challenges in ensuring the absence of modern slavery within our supply chains, we do not tolerate child labour, any form of forced, compulsory or bonded labour, human trafficking or any other form of slavery and actively seek to identify and eliminate them from our supply chains. 

Responsible sourcing is embedded within our supply chain strategy. We are committed to taking into account social, ethical and environmental considerations when managing our relationships with suppliers and conducting supply chain due diligence to ensure our suppliers have approaches in place to address human rights risks in their own supply chains.

We are signatories to the United Nations’ Global Compact, a set of principles covering human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. We operate in accordance with local laws and relevant international frameworks, including the Core Conventions of the International Labour Organization.

For further information please contact:


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


Charles Watenphul    
t: +41 41 709 24 62    
m: +41 79 904 33 20

Glencore LEI: 2138002658CPO9NBH955

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 60 responsibly-sourced commodities that advance everyday life. The Group's operations comprise around 150 mining, metallurgical and oil production assets.

With a strong footprint in over 35 countries in both established and emerging regions for natural resources, Glencore's industrial activities are supported by a global network of more than 30 marketing offices. Glencore's customers are industrial consumers, such as those in the automotive, steel, power generation, battery manufacturing and oil sectors. We also provide financing, logistics and other services to producers and consumers of commodities. Glencore's companies employ around 135,000 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. Our ambition is to be a net zero total emissions company by 2050.

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.