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Corporate social responsibility and stakeholder engagement in Ghana’s mining sector: a case study of Newmont Ahafo mines

Peter Ansu-Mensah (), Emmanuel Opoku Marfo (), Lyon Salia Awuah () and Kwame Oduro Amoako ()
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Peter Ansu-Mensah: Sunyani Technical University
Emmanuel Opoku Marfo: University of Energy and Natural Resources
Lyon Salia Awuah: Sunyani Technical University
Kwame Oduro Amoako: Sunyani Technical University

International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility, 2021, vol. 6, issue 1, 1-22

Abstract: Abstract Even though the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been applauded for several decades, the concept of stakeholder engagement is relatively new to the Ghanaian mining sector. This study investigates the CSR process of an extractive company and examines how stakeholders are engaged in CSR. Using purposive and snowball sampling in identifying its respondents, data was gathered through interviewing 21 selected respondents from various stakeholder groups and documents such as sustainability annual reports were analyzed. It was discovered that Newmont Ahafo Mines has consistently had a prominent CSR drive in Ghana for several years and stakeholder involvement in CSR is important for implementing relevant CSR programs. Findings of this study contribute to the building of empirical reference which will serve as guidelines for management practitioners dealing with stakeholder relations and CSR in Ghana’s mining sector. Therefore, it is recommended that the mining sector put immense effort in engaging various stakeholders in their CSR initiatives.

Keywords: Corporate social responsibility; Stakeholder engagement; Gold mining sector; Newmont Ahafo mines; Ghana (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1186/s40991-020-00054-2

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