Glencore PLC, formerly Glencore Xstrata PLC, was incorporated in 2011. The Company is an integrated producer and marketer of commodities, with activities in the marketing of metals and minerals, energy products and agricultural products and the production, refinement, processing, storage and transport of these products. It operates globally, marketing and distributing physical commodities sourced from third party producers and own production to industrial consumers. It also provides financing, logistics and other services to producers and consumers of commodities. The Company has three core business segments - metals and minerals, energy products and agricultural products. Metals and minerals involved xinc, copper, lead, alumina, aluminium, ferro alloys, nickel, cobalt and iron ore, including smelting, refining, mining, processing and storage related operations of the relevant commodities. Energy products involved crude oil, oil products, steam coal and metallurgical coal supported by investments in coal mining and oil production operations, ports, vessels and storage facilities. Agriculture products involved wheat, corn, canola, barley, rice, oil seeds, meals, edible oils, biofuels, cotton and sugar supported by investments in farming, storage, handling, processing and port facilities. The Company's operations are subject to various environmental laws and regulations.