Basic Materials

Anglo American

Originating in South Africa, but now headquartered in London, UK, Anglo American Plc. is now the world's largest single producer of platinum. Employing 158,900 people globally and with an underlying operating profit of $6.6 billion in 2013, the firm is now one of the world’s largest mining companies.  

Barrick Gold

Founded in 1983 and based in Toronto, Barrick Gold has risen to become the world’s largest gold mining company. It has stakes in mines in ten countries across four continents, which also mine copper and silver as well as Gold. It is also owner and operator of the worlds highest elevation wind farm, situated in Argentina. 

Lafarge Holcim

Holcim is a Swiss-based global building materials and aggregates company, with headquarters in Jona and with interests in more than 70 countries. Founded in 1912, it has become one of the largest cement manufacturers in the world, thanks to a series of mergers and buyouts. In April 2014, it agreed with rival Lafarge to a $60 billion "merger of equals".

Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto Group is a British-Australian multinational mining and metals corporation, which focuses on finding, mining and processing minerals. Its headquarters are in London, and it has a major management office in Melbourne. Founded in 1873, it now employs more than 60,000 people in 40 countries across six continents.    

Tata Steel

Tata Steel Limited is an Indian multinational steel-making company headquartered in Mumbai, and is a subsidiary of the Tata Group. Tata Steel has a presence in 50 countries and manufacturing operations in 26.  Founded in 1907, it has revenue of more than $24 billion and a workforce of around 80,000.