Examining stakeholders' perceptions of mining impacts and corporate social responsibility

Hector Viveros*

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This paper aims to provide a better understanding of multistakeholder perceptions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in connection with mining industry impacts. While there is significant research about CSR, there is a lack of understanding in the area of specific stakeholders' perceptions within the extractive industry, particularly in a developing country like Chile. The findings reveal that stakeholders perceive mining impacts on social and environmental domains negatively in contrast to a positive perception about economic impacts. CSR is addressed in terms of social and environmental responsibilities, but is also perceived negatively as mere rhetoric, or simply as a marketing campaign. These perceptions reflect an anti-trade-off sentiment, revealing that CSR cannot be used as a tool to compensate negative mining impacts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-64
Number of pages15
JournalCorporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


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