Dates: Jun 2012 -

Region: Global

Theme: Community Engagement,Conflict and Grievance Handling

There is growing stakeholder expectation for mining-derived development, within which the role and contribution of resource companies is the subject of ongoing debate. Demonstrating meaningful contribution to local level development is increasingly a baseline requirement for a company to secure a social license to operate and to avoid costly conflict. In an effort to better address these challenges, Anglo American has developed an ‘unconventional’ peer review process, which draws upon both internal and external perspectives, to improve its overall approach to community development. The process is designed to enable critical reflection and peer-to-peer dialogue aimed to encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing across the business and past internal-external boundaries. CSRM was interested in documenting this innovation to consider its potential to improve industry practice and thinking in relation to community development.  CSRM intends to continue its engagement with the process to provide ongoing feedback and reflection.

Associated CSRM Staff / Students

  • Professor Deanna Kemp
  • Julie Kim

Project Aims

  • Document and understand Anglo American’s community development peer review process.
  • Reflect on key highlights and challenges of the process and its effectiveness in light of the overall ‘mining and communities’ arena.
  • Provide recommendations for improvement and future application.
  • Document the Anglo American case study to contribute to the current knowledge base of industry practice in community development.

Project Partners

  • Anglo American
Anglo American Community Development Peer Review Case Study
Jun 2012

Anglo American Community Development Peer Review Case Study