Corporate social responsibility and compliance: transnational mining corporations in Tanzania

McNamara, Noeleen (2013) Corporate social responsibility and compliance: transnational mining corporations in Tanzania. Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law, 9 (2). pp. 1-17. ISSN 1448-8345


Corporate social responsibility is an important part of the regulatory mix, encouraging compliant and beyond compliance behaviour. It is particularly important in developing countries, which may not have first world capacity to enforce their laws. For mining companies, corporate social responsibility is an important component of maintaining their 'licence to operate'. For transnational corporations, actions taken in one jurisdiction can impact upon approvals and conditions imposed in other jurisdictions. Using case studies of mines operated by transnational corporations in Tanzania, this paper will examine the environmental and social issues that have arisen in the construction and operation of the mines and the steps that the corporations have taken to address these issues. It will also consider whether these mining companies operate to a different standard in Tanzania than they would in a developed country. Conclusions drawn in these case studies have relevance for transnational corporations operating in other developing countries -both within Africa and in other parts of the world.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2014 05:50
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 04:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: compliance; multinational companies; transnational corporations; mining companies; developing countries
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220102 Business Ethics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9403 International Relations > 940304 International Political Economy (excl. International Trade)

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