|[September 01, 2014]
RepRisk Releases Report on Top 10 Most Controversial Mining Projects
ZURICH --(Business Wire)--
RepRisk has released its latest Special Report on the 10 Most
Controversial Mining Projects. These projects have attracted the most
criticism related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues
in the past two years, based on RepRisk's ESG business intelligence.
The mines are located around the world in developed as well as
developing countries, extracting coal and a variety of metals.
The issues covered range from health and safety problems, poor working
conditions and human rights abuses to impacts on the environment and
A South African platinum mine topped the list as demonstrations held by
miners over poor working conditions and pay turned into fatal clashes
with the police and mineworkers union, while a Turkish coal mine was
ranked in second place after 301 miners died in the country's worst
mining accident in May this year.
For the full list of projects and the complete report click here: Most
Controversial Mining Projects
RepRisk is the leading provider of business intelligence on
environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks. Originally a due
diligence tool for the financial sector, RepRisk runs the most
comprehensive database on the ESG risks related to companies, projects,
sectors and countries.
On a daily basis, RepRisk systematically collects and analyzes
criticism, controversies and negative incidents related to an unlimited
universe of companies and projects worldwide. It does so in 14 languages
from thousands of public sources and third parties including
international and local media, government agencies, NGOs, newsletters,
blogs and more.
The RepRisk database currently includes information on over 44,000
companies, 10,000 projects, 7,000 NGOs and 5,000 governmental bodies.
These numbers are continuously growing as relevant ESG information is
RepRisk data supports transparency, ensures compliance with internal and
international standards, and equips the user with material and
actionable information that supports decision-making. The use of RepRisk
business intelligence allows companies and financial institutions to
proactively assess ESG issues that may present financial, reputational
and compliance risks. For more information, please visit: www.reprisk.com
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