Title: Sustainable development: gender equality as corporate social responsibility by mining companies

Authors: Nattavud Pimpa

Addresses: College of Management, Mahidol University, Thailand

Abstract: The gendered impacts of mining industry on women is critical for mining companies. A key challenge for the management of sustainable development programs for gender equality is the need to develop sophisticated approaches that work at the local and international levels. In this paper, the researcher investigates the impact of CSR programs on women through the perceptions and life experiences of female workers and various members of the mining community in Lao PDRs. The results show that CSR programs on women employment, social roles of women in the organisation, health promotion, and vocational training can influence the likelihood of sustainable development by mining companies. However, the extent to which mining companies can be considered focus and accountable development agents remains limited due to the instrumental nature of development-oriented CSR programs.

Keywords: gender equality; women and work; corporate social responsibility; CSR; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2020.110961

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2020 Vol.22 No.3, pp.367 - 378

Received: 24 Jan 2019
Accepted: 15 Apr 2019

Published online: 07 Oct 2020 *

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