FIRST ANNUAL "WORLD UNITES AGAINST INCO" (2003) Request signing of the following letter..Published by MAC on 2003-10-07
FIRST ANNUAL "WORLD UNITES AGAINST INCO" (2003) Request signing of the following letter..
DECLARATION OF HUMAN & ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS
WHEREAS INCO LIMITED, its subsidiaries and partners have conducted mining and mining related activities in countries around the world.
AND WHEREAS INCO LIMITED, its subsidiaries and partners recognize the value of human life, human rights and the natural environment.
INCO LIMITED HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES to respect and uphold the following fundamental principles and values in all areas of the world where INCO Limited, its subsidiaries or partners operate.
1. HUMAN RIGHTS - INCO Limited acknowledges and agrees to uphold the basic human right to life, liberty, human dignity and respect for all persons.
2. INDIGENOUS RIGHTS - INCO Limited acknowledges and agrees to honour and respect the rights of indigenous peoples to ownership of their lands and to uphold and promote their values and cultures.
3. ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS - INCO Limited acknowledges and agrees to uphold the global right to a clean and healthy planet. Where operations in the past have caused harm, INCO Limited agrees to fully and fairly remediate and/or compensate those peoples and lands affected. Where operations now and in the future have the potential to impact humans or the natural environment, INCO Limited agrees to apply the precautionary principle in all of its decisions, and to work with each community where it has operated, currently operates or intends to operate to minimize or eliminate the impacts of its operations.
Chair and CEO, INCO LIMITED