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Corporate Citizenship in Mining Projects: The Case of the Ambatovy Project in Madagascar

Cas 9 100 2016 001
Cas publié dans la Revue internationale de cas en gestion, vol. 14, no 1
Langues : 
  • Anglais
Mots clés: 
  • Collaboration,
  • Corporate Social Responsibility,
  • Mining,
  • Stakeholders
Année de production : 
2015
Date de dépôt : 
25 février 2016
Notes pédagogiques incluses : 
Oui
Résumé

This case looks at the Ambatovy mining project in Madagascar, which involves exploring and exploiting a giant nickel and cobalt mine near Moramanga, on Madagascar’s east coast. The project could bring important economic and social development to Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world but requires a high level of commitment to environmental protection along with the support of local communities. The company is developing programs to compensate for its ecological footprint and to achieve the goal of “no net loss” of biodiversity. The case gives a history of the project, the main actions taken, and the results delivered by the company while attempting to engage in “sustainable exploration and exploitation” and to be a “responsible” corporate citizen. The company’s perspective of the social, economic, and environmental issues surrounding the project is compared with that of two other stakeholders: the government and local communities.

Domaine principal : 
Éthique des affaires  - Responsabilité sociale de l'entreprise
Domaine secondaire : 
Non disponible
Secteurs d'activité : 
  • Énergie et matières premières
Provenance : 
HEC Montréal
Type : 
Cas traditionnel (Cas descriptif)
Type de données pour la production du cas : 
Données réelles, non publiques, non maquillées
Lieu de l'événement : 
Madagascar
Année de début de l'événement : 
2015
Année de fin de l'événement : 
2015
Taille de l'entreprise : 
Variable
Principaux thèmes couverts
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Building collaboration in mining in the context of a developing country
Objectifs pédagogiques

This case aims to familiarize students with the key economic, social, and environmental issues associated with large-scale mining projects in developing countries.

 

It has two main teaching objectives:

  1. to understand the concept of corporate citizenship from a conventional view (as a set of managerial CSR programs and practices) and its potential application in the mining industry and
  2. to challenge this conventional view by examining issues related to mining industry projects from the perspective of different stakeholder groups.
Concepts et théories en lien avec le cas
  • Corporate social responsibility (the roles of corporations in developing countries);
  • The paradox of development and preservation;
  • Building collaboration between corporations, governments and local communities.