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Corporate social responsibility in the mining industry

For mining one outcome of the CSR agenda is the increasing need for individual companies to justify their existence and document their performance through the disclosure of social and environmental information This paper explores recent trends in the reporting of such impacts and issues in the global mining

Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in Ghana

Mining has played an important role in the development of Ghana Like all industries mining has both benefits and risks for the people living in communities where minerals are found How these environmental and health impacts are managed by the government nearby communities and mining companies ca

An Ecosystem Services Approach George Amoasah MSc Thesis

about the consequences of mining pollution in my native town Obuasi Over the years this town had made Ghana the second highest gold producing country in Africa and till date the country is second only to South Africa on the continent In the late 1970s environmental issues were not on Ghana

EVALUATING THE EFFECT OF NEWMONT GOLD LIMITED s

A lot of studies have been conducted on CSR practices of mining firms in Ghana and across the world However not many studies have been conducted on CSR practices of Newmont Gold Ghana Ltd on its Ahafo mines This may be partly due to the fact that Newmont have existed in Ghana

Miners CSR Guideline to reduce social conflict Commission

02 08 2012  Miners CSR Guideline to reduce social conflict Commission The Minerals Commission says the adoption of new guidelines on corporate social responsibility CSR programmes for mining firms would reduce social conflicts in mining communities Ghana s Minerals and Mining Act 2006 Act 703 does not have provision for standard CSR though

Investigating MNCs CSR related behaviour and impacts in

The purpose of this paper is to explore how and what drives corporate social responsibility CSR in host communities of mining companies in developing countries Design/methodology/approach To address this knowledge gap this paper used Ghana as a test case and conducted 24 in depth interviews with participants drawn from mining host communities

Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in Ghana

01 03 2018  Known as Ghana following independence in 1957 the extraction of gold and other resources continues and contributes enormously to economic development 3 Mining accounts for about 9 1 of Ghana s gross domestic product GDP and employs almost 300 000 people 4 5 Notwithstanding the role played by mining to the socioeconomic development of Ghana the adverse impacts of mining

impacts of csr and mining in ghana

Impacts of Foreign Direct Investment FDI on Rural activities in Ghana have intensified with increased foreign capital involvement in the mining industry following the mining sector reforms in 1986 The study finds that whilst mining has the potential to reduce rural poverty by way of revenue generation employment creation and Corporate Social Responsibility CSR the weak institutional

Challenges of corporate social responsibility CSR in

This paper examines the domestic institutional dynamics that influence CSR policies and practices in Ghana It attempts to emphasize the argument that effective domestic regulation and governance can play a role in ensuring sustainable corporate practices and initiatives leading to a positive impact on the lives of people living in local mining communities

PDF Corporate Social Responsibility CSR in the mining

Using a case study of two multinational mining companies operating in the Western Region of Ghana West Africa this paper aims to examine the community development approaches of large scale mining companies with particular reference to how they may engender community dependency The paper begins with a review of CSR in the mining industry corporate community initiatives and the problem

Environmental Impacts of Mining A Study of Mining

Environmental Impacts of Mining A Study of Mining Communities in Ghana Albert K Mensah 1 Ishmail O Mahiri 1 Obed Owusu 2 Okoree D Mireku 3 Ishmael Wireko 4 Evans A Kissi 5 1 Department of Geography Kenyatta University Nairobi Kenya 2 Department of Economics Dalhousie University 6214 University Avenue Halifax Nova Scotia Canada 3 Department of Geography and

PDF Corporate Social Responsibility in the Ghanaian

Newmont Ghana another mining company operating in Ghana also constructed a two unit nurses quarters to the people of Yawusukrom as part of its CSR initiatives In addition Gold Fields Ghana has also constructed bore holes in communities within its catchment area which has conse quently improved access to portable drinking water Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative 2015

An Ecosystem Services Approach George Amoasah MSc Thesis

about the consequences of mining pollution in my native town Obuasi Over the years this town had made Ghana the second highest gold producing country in Africa and till date the country is second only to South Africa on the continent In the late 1970s environmental issues were not on Ghana

Sustainable Development or the Resource Curse The Role of

Mining Corporation s Ahafo Mine in Ghana the research finds that CSR seeks to mitigate the economic social and political impacts of mining Specifically voluntary CSR promotes local economic development human development in areas of education and health and improve transparency and accountability However the research finds

IMPACT OF MINING SECTOR INVESTMENT IN GHANA A STUDY

promulgation of the Small Scale Mining Law in 1989 and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1994 The historical importance of mining in the economic development of Ghana is considerable and well documented with the country s colonial name Gold Coast reflecting the importance of the mining sector

Stakeholders Participation and Sustainability of Corporate

It is recognized to be one of the richest gold mining areas in the world In fact Ghana was named the Gold Coast because of the gold which was found in Obuasi 1 1 The Study Area The focus of this study is on the Obuasi Community once the largest gold mines in Ghana which now ranks second after Tarkwa Gold Mines AngloGold Ashanti 2007

socio economic impact of mining in ghana

Assessing the Environmental and Socio Economic Impacts of Jan 26 2016 Gold mining has played an important role in Ghana s economy however the negative environmental and socio economic effects on the host communities associated with gold mining have overshadowed these economic gains

Effects of Dwindling Gold Prices on Corporate Social

28 03 2017  This study sought to examine the level of CSR activities in five of the big mining companies operating in Ghana Findings from the study pointed to a reduction in the profit margins of mining companies as a result of the fallen gold prices which has invariably affected the volume and nature of CSR activities engaged in by the mining companies in the past 5 years

Impacts of surface gold mining on land use systems in

Surface gold mining is an extreme source of such a conflict but mining impacts on local livelihoods often remain unclear Our goal here was to assess land cover change due to gold surface mining in Western Ghana one of the world s leading gold mining regions and to study how these changes affected land use systems We used Landsat satellite

Assessing the Environmental and Socio Economic Impacts of

For instance in Ghana most natural scientific studies on impacts of gold mining on the environment have concentrated exclusively on measuring the levels of toxic chemicals such as arsenic cyanide cadmium lead and mercury in water soil and food crops grown in mining communities 4 7

Responsibility for What to Whom A Critical Assessment of

Chapter 7 Conclusion Mining and CSR in Ghana 219 7 0 Summary of Findings 7 1 Grassroots orientation to CSR A bottom up approach 7 2 Policy Recommendations 7 3 Relevance of Study 7 4 Implications for Future Research Bibliography

Assessing the Environmental and Socio Economic Impacts of

For instance in Ghana most natural scientific studies on impacts of gold mining on the environment have concentrated exclusively on measuring the levels of toxic chemicals such as arsenic cyanide cadmium lead and mercury in water soil and food crops grown in mining communities 4 7

Corporate Social Responsibility in Ghana

the fulfillment of corporate goals and examines the CSR concept in the Ghanaian mining industry In Ghana the concept has tended to focus on the external environment to the neglect of the internal environment from where employees operate Key Words Corporate Social Responsibility Africa Ghana Mining Industry 1 0 Introduction

The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility CSR on

The direct impact of CSR on financial performance is very high in environmentally sensitive industries e g oil and gas extraction mining and plastic and rubber products manufacturing while it remains significantly low in environmentally non sensitive industries e g apparel manufacturing and banking sector Prutina 2016 p 227 Supanti et al 2014 p 24 Shen and Benson 2016 p 1723

impacts of csr and mining in ghana

Mining and CSR The case of mining in Ghana In this paper I argue for a more political understanding of the intentions and impacts of corporate social responsibility

impacts of csr and mining in ghana

Tarkwa is a leading mining community in Ghana and it is located 372 km south west of Accra Ghana s capital The area lies between latitude 400 N and 500 40 N and longitudes 1045 2010 W with a total land area of 2354 sq km As a hub of the mining industry in Ghana Chat Online Review of Environmental and Health Impacts of Mining in Ghana

Corporate Social Responsibility of Mining Industries by

13 03 2014  The Corporate Social Responsibility CSR programmes of mining companies tend to focus on community initiatives as their impact in economic social and environmental terms is felt greatest at the local level However the effectiveness of CSR initiatives in the oil gas and mining sectors has been increasingly questioned

Environmental Impact of Mining and the Well

Apart from the mining sector contributing to the economic growth of Ghana mining activities has its own corresponding challenges such as political social and environmental as well as health related issues in Akwatia in Ghana of agriculture and livelihood as negative impacts of mining especially illegal mining galamsey

impacts of csr and mining in ghana

Impacts Of Csr And Mining In Ghana 2019 10 4based on the recently published book gold mining and the discourses of corporate social responsibility in ghana palgrave macmillan 2019 this talk will explore the scope nature and relevance of corporate social responsibility csr in ghana with the objective of highlighting how csr works more to the benefit of the global corporation than

ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH IMPACTS OF MINING IN

by cooperation with foreign experts and organizations 3 to raise public awareness of the impacts of mining on the environment and humanhealth and 4 to facilitate coope ration among geoscientists and medical scientists In 2011 the Inaugural Workshop of the IGCP/SIDA 594 was hold in

Impacts Of Csr And Mining In Ghana

Impacts Of Csr And Mining In Ghana Environmental protection Energy saving Low cost For those of us interested in mining and CSR the Brexit vote should renew attention on the long term political consequences of mine closure The effects of mine closure and decline are an important but underresearched area The mining industry has just seen a marked global downturn as the

The disastrous effects of the Mining Industry in Africa

05 08 2015  The mining industry has had disastrous effects on ecosystems of fresh water lakes in Africa and in the seas because of the loss of habitat for marine organisms and biodiversity As a result there is a threat to the flora and fauna of the continent There are also serious physiological and psychological consequences for Africa

impacts of csr and mining in ghana

impacts of csr and mining in ghana hatsrestaurant CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN ThE mININg Adapt to minimize potential adverse effects from business activities CSRthrough corporate social investments CSR is not new to the mining sector The many towns thaton CSR overall or in partic ular sectors Ghana and Mozambique have

CSR Economics and Impact Do you manage it

12 06 2017  We run the rest of our business with a close eye to economics impacts and optimization Yet when it comes to social and environmental value we too often turn that filter off This keynote delivered to the Ghana Mining Summit challenges the mining industry to apply the same discipline to CSR and social investing as it does to mine operations

Corporate Social Responsibility in Ghana

In Ghana both the government and private sector attach much importance to Corporate Social Responsibility CSR The country s Environmental Protection Agency EPA is a role model for the rest of Africa Trade unions are well organised and companies are subject to regular inspection

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

1 1 4 The Mining Manufacturing and Service Sectors in Ghana 4 4 2 Objective 1 The Influence of CSR on CA 80 4 4 3 Objective 2 The Nature and Form of CSR 5 2 5 Differences in CSR and CA across Industries in Ghana 108 5 3 Revisiting the