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Perception of host communities on the sustainability of the corporate social responsibility programs of Philippine mining companies: A mixed-method approach

Jackie Lou O. Raborar and Elizabeth O. Recio
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Jackie Lou O. Raborar: The Graduate School,University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
Elizabeth O. Recio: The Graduate School,University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), 2020, vol. 9, issue 2, 85-95

Abstract: The objective of this research is to provide the necessary framework and recommendations to help just completed Corporate Social Responsibility Programs of mining companies and eventually improve their existing implementation of SDMP for the benefit of the host communities. The researcher used the mixed-method research design wherein both the qualitative and quantitative approaches were utilized to better understand and validate the results. For the quantitative approach, survey questionnaires were administered to 376 respondents from the host communities during site visits. On the other hand, the qualitative approach used to interview and FGD to the various community representatives of the same host communities. The results revealed that the respondents are aware of the 1.5% budget of mining companies for SMDP and mining companies have adequate and professional personnel that run the operations of SMDP projects. However, it was found that mining companies have an incomplete set of SMDP documents kept in their offices. The results also revealed that the respondents of the five Barangays have strongly agreed that there are social issues raised against the mining project but they disagreed on the stakeholder groups are satisfied with the process. Key Words: Social Responsibility, Mining Companies, Social Issues, Stockholder Groups

Date: 2020
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