Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for exploration: Consultants, companies and communities in processes of engagements
Over the last fifteen years, large-scale mining companies have started engaging in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), with the aim of contributing to developing local communities affected by their operations. Large-scale mining companies, together with the World Bank, have formulated voluntary principles and benchmarks to guide these company–community relations. Recently, it has been argued that CSR is also crucial in the early stages of exploration. Nowadays, mining consultants propagate a process approach to company–community relations, from early exploration to post-mining planning.
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- World Bank, 2006. "Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility : The Scope for Corporate Investment in Community Driven Development," World Bank Other Operational Studies 8240, The World Bank.
- John Ruggie, 2008. "Protect, Respect and Remedy: A Framework for Business and Human Rights," Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization, MIT Press, vol. 3(2), pages 189-212, April.
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