A Strategic Approach to Early Stakeholder Engagement ( Summary of a Good Practice Handbook for Junior Companies in Extractive Industries )
Industries undertaking exploration and early project planning and development around the world are faced with the challenges of ensuring that initial community engagement will provide a foundation for attaining and sustaining a social license to operate. Community perceptions and first impressions, expectations, and relationships established at this sensitive stage of initial engagement will have a direct bearing on future risks, such as stoppages, delays and threats to on-going project development and operations. This Handbook specifically recognizes the context and challenges of exploration and early project development faced by junior companies, which generally have limited resources to address stakeholder engagement issues, especially in terms of available funds and staff. Because of these constraints, inputs need to be well planned, strategic and tailored to the phases of exploration and early project development. Current draft version of the handbook is open to review by peers and industry professionals. Your feedback is highly welcomed and may be forwarded to following emails. Adrian Maria Eftimie AEftimie@ifc.org Rebecca Darling RDarling@ifc.org
Case library of extractive industry social performance cases ( by Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland )
Below is a compiltation of case studies by Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland. Social Responsibility in Mining, Case Studies.
Driving Directions and Parking Renaissance Hotel Google Map directions. Directions and parking information. IFC Headquarters Google Map directions Parking Informatin. Security Arrangements at IFC on June 19-21 Please allow a minimum of 30 minutes to pass through security. Upon your arrival at the IFC building on 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20433: Show a valid government issued photo ID to the Guard at the entrance of the building and say that you are attending the Sustainability Exchange event. Go to the Event Desk (to be clearly marked) to get your security badge and sign the attendance sheet Proceed to the screening machine, show Guard your photo ID, then scan your Visitor pass To expedite screening, please make sure to empty your pockets of metal objects. Please put your bags through the screening machine. Computers, if any, should be taken out of your bag and scanned separately. Our staff will escort you to the IFC Auditorium Please keep your IFC security badge displayed at all times. WiFi arrangements at the IFC We are pleased to offer WiFi service to all Exchange participants at IFC Headquarters. The WiFi code will be made available upon registration on the day of the event.
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Please find attached the documetns on the right hand bar as helpful prereading materials for IFC Sustainability Summit 2013.
Toolkit and Guidance for Preventing and Managing Land and Natural Resources Conflict ( Extractive Industries and Conflict )
Experience shows that tackling the underlying causes of EI conflict requires a concerted and multifaceted approach that encompasses governance, macro- and micro-economic stability, capacity enhancement, and creative approaches that increase opportunities for dialogue while contributing to the peaceful resolution of conflict. This GN paper identifies six key opportunities for preventing conflicts related to EIs.
The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are far reaching recommendations for responsible business conduct that 44 adhering governments – representing all regions of the world and accounting for 85% of foreign direct investment – encourage their enterprises to observe wherever they operate.
Companies often rely on local government support for provision of basic health services to communities around the project areas. However, large scale operations create additional health risks for communities and local staff due to environmental and social impacts. In some cases, projects in remote areas attract significant in-migration causing strain on local infrastructure and services. These impacts if not addressed well, cause negative sentiments around business operations increasing local level risk and feed negatively into company’s bottom line. Responsible companies adopt community investment in improving or supplementing local health services and take proactive measures such as providing good quality basic health management information. In this section, you will find guidelines and information that can help companies implement basic level of health risk assessment and management around company operations. Please click on the links to view each module or download interactive PDF's from the right hand bar. Assessing Health Needs and Capacity of Health Facilities Food Safety Water Quality Testing Rapid Health Assessment Guidance Latrines and Disease Prevention Vector-borne diseases Generic Household Survey- Rapid Assessment
The present document provides a summary of the discussions of the first annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, held on 4 and 5 December 2012. Due to the word limit of the document and the scale of the event (21 substantive sessions), this summary does not purport to cover the depth and breadth of the discussions at the Forum. It provides a brief overview of the proceedings and should be read as an executive summary together with the session concept notes, statements received, written submissions and session web recordings that are available on the Forum website.