Glencore is one of the world’s largest globally diversified natural resource companies. Founded in the 1970s as a trading company, they have grown to become a major producer and marketer of commodities – employing 146,000 people around the world. Their operations comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites, oil production assets and agricultural facilities. Using their sector knowledge and global supply base, they source and market commodities to industrial consumers who need them – such as steel-makers, vehicle manufacturers, power companies and processors of oil and food. In this way, they produce and market resources that play an essential role in modern life.