|New Report! "Debunking Barrick"|
by multiple authors, ProtestBarrick
April 23rd, 2013
Download report here.
As Protest Barrick completes its sixth year of working with communities impacted by Barrick Gold, we are publishing a different kind of alternative annual report. We have noticed over the years that despite some of Barrick`s major abuses coming into light, the company has been able to maintain – within select circles – a reputation for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Meanwhile, around the world, Barrick’s name is still associated with corruption, abuse and environmental harms.
This report intends to explain this disconnect. With information provided for us by front-line communities, we will attempt to reconcile their truth with Barrick’s lies.Luckily, throughout the years, Barrick has been caught misrepresenting themselves, hiding information, and engaging in cover-ups and acts of intimidation to hide their human rights and environmental abuses. This behaviour has improved Barrick’s image with the CSR industry as much as it has emboldened movements against Barrick’s corruption in the countries in which they operate.
Interestingly, as the prices of Barrick’s shares have plummeted due to rising costs, lawsuits, and bad decision-making, their executives and board members still claim high bonuses due to the company’s CSR targets.
We expect this report to be of interest to investors and social justice advocates alike. Join us as we debunk Barrick’s CSR programs and their socially responsible image, revealing a pathological company ignoring the warning signs of numerous conflicts across the globe.