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Mining: Managing security


In 2014 there were no reported incidents in which our security personnel and contracted security personnel were compelled to use force. However, developments at our iron ore mine in Liberia in July (there is more information in outcome 8 on this) led to the active involvement of the Liberian National Police. Their specialist Emergency Response Unit used minimal force as an appropriate response to the level of threat posed during the incident. In 2014, in recognition of the level of security risk at many of our mining operations, we appointed a head of security for mining, who will enable us to further drive forward our commitment to the Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights.