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[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 local communities.

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


About RepRisk

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 added.

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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