A CSR Management Approach for the Mining and Metals Industry
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is companies’ contribution to sustainable development. The concept is getting attention from all levels in society: United Nation (UN), European Union (EU), governments, Non-government organizations (NGO’s), companies and other organizations. In the mining and metals industry the environmental and socioeconomic impacts are huge in the region of operations. CSR practices can make a huge difference and are significantly important in the mining industry. The body of literature that describes why it is important for organizations to practice CSR is extensive, but not much research has been conducted about how organizations should practice CSR. The purpose of this study was to explore how CSR management is approached within the mining and metals industry.This study presents the findings on how a Swedish mining and metals company is practicing CSR and how they can enhance their CSR management approach. The main conclusion was that the strategic planning process is the key to integrating CSR systematically within a whole organization. The creation of a sustainability management system (SMS) that provides a holistic view of the organizations CSR management would enable the coordination of the company’s CSR practices. First when an organization has a holistic view it is possible to work strategically with CSR.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 52 p.
Social Behaviour Law
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, CSR, integrerade ledningssystem, CSR-nätverk, strategiskt CSR
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-42570Local ID: 090a1641-6c43-4dab-b405-3822b1180345OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-42570DiVA: diva2:1015793
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Industrial and Management Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20141114 (global_studentproject_submitter)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved