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Hindalco (part of Aditya Birla Group)

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Former UN Global Compact participant.  De-listed for not communicating on progress

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1 September 2010

Mine the Gap: Connecting Water Risks and Disclosure in the Mining Sector [PDF]

Author: Marta Miranda and Amanda Sauer, World Resource Institute [USA]

Water issues are becoming a considerable factor affecting growth and profitability of companies in many regions of the world. This paper outlines potential water-related risks facing the mining industry and highlights important gaps in water-related...

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12 April 2007

Alcan announces intention to sell interest in the Utkal joint venture

Author: Alcan

Alcan announced today its intention to sell its 45% interest in India's Utkal Alumina International Limited (Utkal)...Alcan has already taken initial steps leading to the sale process and expects completion during the second quarter of 2007.....

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12 April 2007

Alcan pulling out of Utkal project in India

Author: Andy Hoffman, Globe and Mail [Canada]

Alcan Inc. is pulling out of a controversial project in India, suggesting plans for a bauxite mine and alumina refinery are too risky for the Montreal company, considering its lack of control over the venture...The Utkal project has been marred by...

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12 April 2007

Alcan pulls out of Utkal project in Orissa, India - says decision is "in the best interests of all our stakeholders"

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Company non-response
4 April 2007

Hindalco (part of Aditya Birla Group) did not respond to: Report by former World Bank advisor Robert Goodland raises serious human rights & environmental concerns about Utkal bauxite & alumina project.

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19 March 2007

[PDF] India: Orissa, Kashipur - Utkal Bauxite & Alumina Project: Human Rights and Environmental Impacts

Author: Robert Goodland, former director of the World Bank's Environment Department

This publication reviews environmental and social aspects of plans by Utkal Alumina Industries Ltd to mine bauxite and refine it to more than 8 million tons of alumina annually, by means of a $1 billion joint venture between Canada’s Alcan and...

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31 January 2007

Easy subscription makes compliance a casualty [India]

Author: Rajiv Tikoo, Financial Express [India]

When the United Nations Global Compact delisted 203 “inactive” companies for failing to submit their communication on progress earlier this month, it surprised by numbers as well as names. The delisted companies comprised leading Indian companies like...

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Company non-response
13 December 2006

Hindalco (part of Aditya Birla Group) did not respond to: Indian People’s Tribunal report on alleged human rights and environment violations involved in Utkal aluminium project.

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12 December 2006

Orissa, India: "Utkal Bauxite & Alumina Project: Human Rights and Environmental Impacts" by former World Bank environmental adviser Robert Goodland (Utkal is joint venture Alcan & Hindalco)

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12 December 2006

[DOC] Backgrounder: The Utkal Project

Author: Alcan

Among other amenities, the [Utkal] Project includes a residential worker’s community, new school, new medical and water treatment facilities... [Alcan] believes that given its recognized standards in the area of sustainability, its participation would...

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