When Rio Tinto, an Australia based mining corporation, developed a mine in Madagascar in the late 1990s, it ran into problems relating to the operation’s perceived threats to biodiversity and the community. To win over its detractors the company worked with the community and NGOs to develop a social and economic strategy to protect the environment and create economic opportunities. Standards and goals for the company to meet were aligned with broader company policies on environmental stewardsh...

BPIR Categories

12.9 Implement sustainable business strategies
12.1 Formulate environmental management strategy
13.7 Develop community relations

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