ZURICH (Reuters) – A billboard of a runny-nosed, dour-faced girl framed by Glencore’s sprawling zinc mine in Peru greets commuters at Zurich’s major educate station with an ominous slogan: “Water contaminated. Baby poisoned. Commodities business liable.”
As the only big mining business based mostly in Switzerland, Glencore has turn out to be the unwilling poster youngster of a marketing campaign to alter the structure so Swiss corporations are liable at household for human rights abuses or environmental hurt they induce abroad.
Voters will now choose in a referendum on Sunday in between the new proposals and a milder authorities model that would force corporations to action up checks on their abroad operations and offer