Using case studies, this paper will explore the various types of social risks and opportunities associated with water and mineral resource development and identify key learnings relating to the management of these issues.
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CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) is a registered charity. They help to put individuals and companies in control of their giving, and enable charities to make the most of what they get.
The Global Water Tool is a free and easy-to-use tool for companies and organizations to map their water use and assess risks relative to their global operations and supply chains. It compares a company’s sites with validated water and sanitation data on a country and watershed basis. The tool also helps companies understand their water needs in relation to local conditions, such as water availability (current and projected), water scarcity, access to safe drinking water sources and sanitation, as well as population and industrial growth. This online, Excel-based platform takes a company’s water usage data and maps its operation sites with external water and sanitation datasets. Looking beyond operational water use, supplier site locations may also be mapped as well.
Maximising the Contributions of Local Enterprises to the Supply Chain of Oil, Gas & Mining Projects in Low Income Countries (Briefing Note)
This briefing note provides supply chain managers and technical end users on oil, gas and mining (OGM) projects in low income countries with practical guidance on maximising the involvement of local enterprises in the project supply chain.
This study was commissioned by the International Council on Mining and Metals to clarify the degree to which EFA measures are currently used by mining jurisdictions, to reveal the range and extent of actual policies and practices in use and to discuss the issues that arise in the application of EFA policies. The study evaluates industry experience in the use of performance bonds and other financial instruments, their strengths and weaknesses, and their effectiveness as a tool to provide assurance that funding for mine closure and reclamation will be available.
This article describes the Alcoa efforts for the R$3.5 billion project to be seen as a model for responsible business in the Amazon.
Community Development and Local Conflict: A Resource Document for Practitioners in the Extractive Sector [DRAFT]
This tool is in draft format and under review. It is intended to provide guidance to practitioners to understand and navigate conflict in community development in the context of the extractive industries sector (e.g., oil, gas and mining). The primary intended audience for the guidance is personnel at extractive companies – including project managers and community relations/sustainable development managers in the field and in headquarters.
Tool to Identify and Prioritize Local Business Opportunities, The tool is split into a Matrix (Step 1), and working tools (Steps 2, 3 and 4). The Matrix and tools will guide your through the multi-step process of: • Identifying potential goods and services for local procurement • Segmenting short-listed opportunities according to three levels: low risk/easy to higher risk/difficult • Prioritizing opportunities to tackle in the short, medium and long term
Managing Risk and Maintaining License to Operate: Participatory Planning and Monitoring in the Extractive Industries
This study explores how communities and companies can engage in co-planning and monitoring to ensure sustainable local development benefits from the extraction of resources. Within the context of a spectrum of participation a variety of tools and mechanisms are presented in the paper. Some of these tools have been used primarily in the public sector, however companies stand to benefit from the tools in forms that are adapted to context, as they are potential vehicles to increase transparency, and thus accountability of companies, communities and governments.
Community-Driven Development: Key Design Principles for Design and Implementation of Community-Driven Development Programs
Can Community-Driven Development (CDD) be supported on a large scale so that many communities can each simultaneously drive investment decisions? The World Bank has identified 10 principles to guide policy formulation and program design and to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of support to CDD. These principles are listed and discussed in detail and emerged from an analysis of large-scale CDD programs that received positive evaluations and from a series of consultations between the World Bank and leading practitioners.