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Community engagement

Key tools & guidance

Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability [see page 10], Intl. Finance Corporation, 2012


Meaningful community engagement (see p. 18 for success factors),  Intl. Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), 2016


Community Consent, Land Rights Key to Growth of Renewables, Equitable Origin, 2016


Community Consent Index, Oxfam America, 2015

Examples of implementation & uses

Below are selected examples of companies' community engagement policies and practices. 

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29 March 2016

Sakhalin Energy: Community Liaison Organisation

Author: Sakhalin Energy

In line with international best practices, Sakhalin Energy set up a Community Liaison Organisation that aims at establishing and promoting mutual understanding and good-neighbour relations with local communities, government institutions, and other...

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1 January 2013

Why human rights matter: a resource guide for integrating human rights into Communities and Social Performance work at Rio Tinto

Author: Rio Tinto, in partnership with Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland

We know that our decisions and actions, whether inadvertent or deliberate, can result in adverse human impacts. We also recognise that respecting human rights is a continual process which we will always strive to improve. We are determined to be...

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1 January 2012

Anglo American: Socio-Economic Assessment Toolbox (Version 3)

Author: Anglo American

...SEAT is a unique attempt by a major company to incorporate impact assessment into the ongoing management of major operations...Step 1 contains a suite of tools designed to build an understanding of each operation and the impacts of the operation.....

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