Billionaires Behaving Badly?

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Duration: 30 minutes

It's the biggest company you've never heard of. Glencore - a commodity giant that trades huge quantities of wheat, coal and much of the world's copper. John Sweeney talks exclusively to its boss, Ivan Glasenberg, who became a billionaire five times over when the company was listed on the London stock exchange last year. But, in Congo and Colombia, Glencore stands accused of reckless greed. Panorama investigates.

  • Response from the Maadini Kwa Kilimo Mining Cooperative (CMKK)

    Since the programme was broadcast, we have received the following letter from a cooperative that claims to represent the miners at Tilwezembe.

    Click here to read the letter.

  • Panorama questions over Glencore mines

    Glencore, the multi-billion pound commodity giant, stands accused of profiting from child labour in a mine in the Congo, and paying the associates of paramilitary killers in Colombia, following a Panorama investigation.

    Undercover filming showed children as young as ten working in the Glencore-owned Tilwezembe mining concession. Read the full story here.

Credits

Reporter
John Sweeney
Reporter
John Sweeney
Producer
Andrew Head
Producer
Andrew Head

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