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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B53/S21.054

SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING IN MINING INDUSTRY

P. Habek
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-19-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 3, 407-414 pp

ABSTRACT
Disclosures on economic, social and environmental performance among companies increase from year to year. This paper discusses the subject of sustainability reporting with particular attention paid to this practice in mining industry. The study has covered all sustainability reports published by mining companies in 2012 which were collected from Global Reporting Initiative database (Europe as an organization region). The author evaluated the sustainability reports for the sector by means of her own tool. The questionnaire to assess quality and type of the information disclosed in sustainability reports consisted of fourteen criteria. The author discusses in this paper overall results as well as results obtained by individual groups of reports.

Keywords: sustainability report, assessment, mining industry, sustainable development, GRI