Gold mines operators are very often on the bench of defendants in this report, in comparison to the mines of copper (13%) and coal (12%) that are at the head of the peloton. Hot spots of these conflicts are India (10%), Indonesia (9%), the Philippines (8%) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (7%). But if we add the incidents by region, Latin America comes to head with 32%, followed by sub-Saharan Africa (24%), Southeast (19%) Asia and for Asia South-Central (12%). The source of information from which this news was removed as the newspaper Le Devoir – author: Louis – Gilles Francoeur October 20, 2010 the authors of the report conclude that industrial associations which group together the mining sector have an interest to participate to a more precise redefinition of its obligations abroad. And this approach should go along with a Government policy requiring more transparency and accountability, as it wants to introduce Bill C-300, currently under consideration in the federal parliamentarian. Deposited in May 2009, this Bill proposes encode by regulation the operations of mining companies abroad.
It would oblige the Canadian Government cut off funds and their support mining companies convinced of being in violation of the rights of persons, environmental standards and work. In short, as quoted noalamina.org, dating back to 1999, the researchers found 171 incidents involving companies Canadian in violations of human rights, environmental pollution, conflicts with the community, or practical no-eticas, which would be an average of 17 verified incidents per year. The most common incidents reported are conflicts in communities that represent 62% of the cases, environmental (37%), rights human (30%), and lack of ethics (28%), and safety at work (13%). (see original graphic of the report) With respect to CSR programs in mining companies, very few have much more that a few paragraphs on its Web sites and almost any offer verification of third parties of their practices in corporate social responsibility. The report emphasizes that Canadian companies Australian, British, United States or Hindus consist with four times more violations than their peers.