Billionaires Behaving Badly?
Current affairs. Glencore is a commodity giant that trades huge quantities of wheat, coal and much of the world's copper. John Sweeney talks to its boss, Ivan Glasenberg.
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)
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.