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What do indigenous communities think of the CSR practices of mining companies?

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posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by K Kepore, Colin HigginsColin Higgins, R Goddard
This paper examines how one indigenous community in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG) views the social responsibility initiatives of OK Tedi Mining Ltd (OTML). This mining operation has been controversial since its inception, and various operators of the mine have sought to engage the community and to undertake a number of CSR-related projects. Insights gained from four focus groups amongst the Ok Tedi River indigenous communities show that while some members of the community are satisfied with the company’s efforts at the macro level, many have reservations about the effectiveness of the programs at the micro level on the village and family unit. The implementation of CSR activities are slow and in many instances do not effectively address stakeholder concerns.

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Journal

Journal of business systems, governance and ethics

Volume

8

Issue

1

Pagination

34 - 50

Publisher

Faculty of Business and Law, Victoria University

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

ISSN

1833-4318

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2013, Journal of Business Systems, Governance & Ethics, Victoria University

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