In the midst of rampant poverty, inequality and unemployment, this ideal sounds unachievable. We are however, emboldened by the spirit of South Africans to work together to overcome these challenges. Objectives The overarching objective of our CSI programme is the improvement of the quality of life of South Africans especially in rural and underdeveloped areas. Most of our CSI budget supports initiatives in this sector.
Tags Mining Companies are Taking CSR Seriously The activities of mining companies often affect the communities in which they operate, and these companies have an obligation to deal with negative repercussions while they are busy with operations, and after they cease operations.
How Mining Activities Affect Communities Mining affects local communities in many ways — socially, environmentally and economically. When mines are constructed local communities benefit from increased employment opportunities.
Some locals along with people from further afield that are relocated staff these mines. Mine workers need facilities to live in reasonable comfort and basic services like sanitation, water, schools, housing and hospitals have to be made available to both staff and locals.
Although locals benefit from mines being established in many ways, they also suffer the repercussions of their environment being negatively affected with pollution and deforestation. Mining firms reap the benefits of mineral rich land and can often avail of a relatively cheap workforce and not all of these companies remember that locals should be given sustainable compensation and improved living conditions in return.
It is the social responsibility of the mining companies to see to this, and this is where CSR comes in. Paving the way for Improved Global CSR Corporate Social Responsibility CSR is the voluntary actions undertaken by mining companies to reduce the negative effects of mining initiatives, and to improve the lives of locals, the local economy and the environment.
These actions go beyond contracts and legal obligations and are paving the way to increased CSR regulations around the world.
Positive Impacts of CSR The benefits vary from one initiative to another, and are usually most successful when the needs of local communities are considered.
Some of the most important projects include pipelines for electricity, schools, health care centres and roads. It is complicated to assess the impact of CSR initiatives on an international, or even on a national level — the local benefits are a lot easier to gauge.
An example of a successful initiative is the community health facilitators that were trained in Ghana as part of a Gold Fields Ltd.
These facilitators provided health services to nearly 10, people over the course of two years and referred well over 10, people to hospitals during this period.
In another initiative in Ghana several hectares of oil palm were planted by Golden Star Resources which became a major source of income for locals. The Puquio Norte mine in Bolivia constructed a pipeline with additional capacity that gave rural communities electricity for the first time.
This kind of corporate social responsibility from mining companies is becoming increasingly common around the world.Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus. A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December to February will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you.
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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN SOUTH AFRICA – PAST, PRESENT AND THE FUTURE Many years ago, before , the government was seen as the exclusive social change agent or the. Group Corporate Social Responsibility Policy corporate social responsibility (CSR) (often referred to as corporate social investment in South Africa) is critical in giving substance to our commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen.
We believe that our CSR approach and. Social responsibility We actively engage with and are part of the communities where we are located. Helping to address the needs and concerns of these communities enhances our licence to operate, entrenches our reputation and is in line with our goal of being a responsible corporate citizen.
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– The paper looks at current practice in Southern Africa against the historical development of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and CSI.
It looks at the impact of new legislation in South Africa.