Glencore engages in the production, refinement, processing, storage, transport, and marketing of commodities worldwide.
Founded in 1974.
It operates in 3 segments: Metals and Minerals, Energy Products, and Agricultural Products.
The Metals and Minerals segment is involved in smelting, refining, mining, processing, and storing zinc, copper, lead, alumina, aluminum, ferroalloys, nickel, cobalt, and iron ore.
The Energy Products segment activities include coal mining and oil production operations covering crude oil, oil products, steam coal, and metallurgical coal; and investments in ports, vessels, and storage facilities.
The company was formerly known as Glencore Xstrata plc and changed its name to Glencore plc in May 2014.