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Glencore publishes 2020 Sustainability Report

Baar, Switzerland
15 April 2021

Today, Glencore published its 2020 Sustainability Report; it is available at:

The Report aligns with the Global Reporting Index’s reporting requirements, and maps to the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) Mining Principles, the United Nationals Global Compact’s principles and the reporting requirements of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s Metals and Mining Sustainability Accounting Standard.

Our 2020 Sustainability Report focuses on the areas identified as material to Glencore, its assets and both its internal and external stakeholders. In addition to providing an overview of the approach, performance and activities during the year for each material topic, we have included case studies on the work undertaken by our commodity departments to drive improved performance in these areas. 

In previous years, we produced a separate ESG (environment, social and governance) data book and in 2019, we published a standalone human rights report. Reflecting stakeholder feedback that multiple publications made it difficult to find information, our 2020 Sustainability Report incorporates the content of both of these documents. As this makes it considerably longer than previous versions, the report is fully interactive providing links between key sections and external references.

Our Sustainability Report is part of our suite of publications and platforms focuses on our sustainability-related activities. These include:

  • Modern Slavery Statement
  • Payments to Government Report
  • Climate Report
  • 2020 Review of our Industry Organisations’ Positions on Climate Change
  • ESG-AZ resource at 
  • Tailings Storage Facilities and Water microsites

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

Company Secretarial            

John Burton    
t: +41 41 709 2619    
m: +41 79 944 5434

Lionel Mateo    
t: +41 41 709 2847    
m: +41 79 152 0905
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.