United States – Jesuit Conference engagement leads to adoption of Human Rights Policy at OM Group

The Jesuit Conference of the United States announced that its four-year engagement with OM Group has resulted in the adoption by the company of a human rights policy for its employees, including miners at its cobalt smelter in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). According to the Jesuits, their engagement with OM Group began after a visit to the company’s smelter in Lubumbashi raised concerns about worker safely at an adjacent site owned by a joint venture partner. In 2007, three children were killed in a workplace accident there.