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Billionaires Behaving Badly?

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.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 23 Apr 2012 01:50
BBC One Wales

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.


Role Contributor
ReporterJohn Sweeney
ReporterJohn Sweeney
ProducerAndrew Head
ProducerAndrew Head