A Corporate Social Responsibility Framework for Mining Sector Using Analytic Network Process

  •  Tarhan Okan    
  •  Iskender Peker    
  •  Serife Demirelli    


The aim of this study is to develop a corporate social responsibility (CSR) framework for mining sector and put forward the differences in the CSR perception and interests of the main stakeholders in mining sector, which are defined as government, mining corporations, and other social stakeholders. Analytic Network Process (ANP), which is a decision making technique with multiple criteria, is used in measuring the criteria to be able to bring out how stakeholders perceive CSR activities of mining corporations and which activities they attach more importance and priority. According to the results, for government institutions the most important main criterion identified is “legal criteria”, and for mining companies it is “economic criteria”. On the other hand, from the perspective of other social stakeholders, which consists of “academicians, local community, and non-governmental organizations”, the results show that the main criterion of “environmental criteria” has the highest importance. Study results clearly put forward the differences among stakeholders’ perceptions and interests.

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