Social and Environmental Management of Mining Sector in Mexico. Zphilanthropy or Corporate Social Responsibility?

Sunday, 10 July 2016: 14:30
Location: Hörsaal 18 (Juridicum)
Oral Presentation
Armando GARCIA CHIANG, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Iztapalapa, Mexico
This paper deals with the study of the social and environmental management of mining companies in Mexico. The analysis makes discernment between philanthropic trend of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and current trends that focus on improving the relationship with the communities where they operate. In order to systematize the types of actions that mining companies conduct in communities as part of its operational development. In that direction, it is part of the hypothesis that mining companies apply different measures of social responsibility and environmental protection are stricter in their host countries but become so lax as permitted by law in the countries where they operate.

In this context, this work has four main objectives

1. To systematize the actions carried out by mining companies worldwide in order to have a broad view of the best practices in the field of social responsibility.

2. To systematize the actions carried out by companies in the mining sector in Mexico as part of its social and environmental management in the communities where they operate.

3. Identify, classify and analyze the practices of social responsibility in the mining sector in Mexico.

4. Examine the environmental legislation that exists in Mexico that regulates the mining sector.