Mining and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Note on Mining in Peru
(15 pages of text)
This background note discusses the history and current state of mineral mining in Peru. Topics include stakeholders, government policies, corruption, regulation, conflicts, social costs, remediation, and the advocacy role of NGOs. The note can be used with two case studies on mining in Peru, Newmont Mining Corporation and BHP Billiton. The note also discusses the current debate on how to procure greater compliance to international standards by mining companies and the potential impact these decisions may have on the future of mining in that country.
- To provide students with the opportunity to develop guidelines for making decisions in difficult situations that are ambiguous with regard to their outcome and that have ethical and legal implications.
- To discuss the concept of stakeholder valueTo discuss ethical and moral theories in the context of real life examples.
- To provide a contemporary example of a situation that demonstrates some of the challenges of globalization.
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