Glencore in the DRC in numbers

  • 1

    corporate office

  • 2

    industrial assets

  • 8700

    employees as at end of 2022

  • 7650

    contractors as at end of 2022

Our Purpose and Values

At a glance

Glencore is one of the world's largest global and diversified natural resource companies, and a major producer and trader of responsibly sourced commodities that advance everyday life.

We have had a presence in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since 2007. We manage two industrial copper and cobalt operations, Kamoto Copper Company SA (KCC) – a partnership with Gécamines (20% shareholding) and SIMCO (5% shareholding) – and Mutanda Mining SARL (MUMI) – in which the DRC government holds a 5% stake – both located in the Lualaba province of the DRC.

We maintain and foster a constructive and open dialogue with our host communities, as well as with the regional and national government.

To date, we have invested over USD 8 billion in MUMI and KCC’s development. At the end of 2022, our operations employed more than 8,700 people and had 7,650 contractors. 95% of our employees come from local communities.

Our Purpose

Glencore’s Purpose is to responsibly source the commodities that advance everyday life.

Our Values

Across Glencore, our Values reflect our Purpose, our priorities and the beliefs by which we conduct ourselves and carry out our business activities. They define what it means to work at Glencore, regardless of location or role.

They are the fundamental basis of our sustainability management system along with our Code of Conduct and our Group policies


We never compromise on safety. We look out for one another and stop work where it’s not safe.


We have the courage to do what’s right, even in tough situations. We do what we say we’ll do, and treat each other fairly and with respect.


We take responsibility for our actions. We talk and listen to others in order to understand what they expect from us. We work to improve our commercial, social and environmental performance.


We’re honest and straightforward in our communication. We push ourselves to improve by sharing information and encouraging dialogue and feedback.


We work efficiently and focus on what’s important. We avoid unnecessary complexity and look for simple, pragmatic solutions. 


We encourage new ideas and quickly adapt to change. We are always looking for new opportunities to create value and find better and safer ways of working.