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Journal of Finance and Economics. 2020, 8(1), 1-5
DOI: 10.12691/jfe-8-1-1
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Evaluating Corporate Social Responsibility in Ghana; Evidence from the Mining Sector

Solomon Kpabitey1, , Xie Zhong1, Ampadu Seth1 and Amoako Richard1

1Hefei University of Technology, China

Pub. Date: January 05, 2020

Cite this paper:
Solomon Kpabitey, Xie Zhong, Ampadu Seth and Amoako Richard. Evaluating Corporate Social Responsibility in Ghana; Evidence from the Mining Sector. Journal of Finance and Economics. 2020; 8(1):1-5. doi: 10.12691/jfe-8-1-1

Abstract

The focus of this paper is to evaluate corporate social responsibility activities by Ghana Mining Industry, seeking to evaluate how much of total revenue from the four major minerals mine in Ghana is allocated to such corporate social responsible activities. Descriptive research design was employed and secondary data was collected from the website of the Ghana chamber of mines and other scholarly publications as well as journals, focusing mainly on 2007 to 2016. The result of our findings established that the fraction of the total revenue of the four major minerals produce in Ghana used on corporate social responsibility activities by the mining industry is very insignificant and not up to the amount publish by the chamber of mines to be use by member companies. We also find out that some elements established as corporate social responsible activities by the Chamber of Mines contains cost elements not normally considered as corporate social responsible events and also those elements does not reflect the real situations in the communities. Based on the conclusion, the study recommended that mining companies increase the percentage of their total revenue use as investments on corporate social responsible activities and also establish a corporate social responsibility index to guide the companies on their corporate activities to reflect and solve real problems or situations.

Keywords:
corporate social responsibility mining industry major mineral revenue Ghana

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