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[PDF] Shaping Corporate Social Responsibility in sub-Saharan Africa - Guidance Notes from a Mapping Survey

Author: GIZ (Center for Cooperation with the Private Sector - CCPS, South Africa), Published on: 1 December 2012

The GIZ Center for Cooperation with the Private Sector (CCPS) endeavours to partner with companies...to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in sub-Saharan Africa; in doing so, it [considers]...that through socially and environmentally responsible business behaviour, the condition of the natural environment, communities and employees can be improved and thereby the sustainability of businesses can be enhanced...The overall purpose of this project is to enable CCPS to consolidate what has been achieved to date in its CSR related work with the corporate sector in sub-Saharan Africa and to extend the impact and scope thereof through synergistic networking...The guiding objectives for the project were to: • prepare profiles for 12 selected countries (Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia) with respect to their levels of CSR awakening, understanding and implementation; • determine the kind of capacity building interventions needed in these countries; and • to develop guidance notes for CSR intervention and capacity building...[As recommendations, the report highlights] various options for intervention: Working within a company...within a country...accross the region...with strategic partners...[Refers to AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo American, ArcelorMittal, Barrick Gold, BHP Billiton, Bridgestone-Firestone (part of Bridgestone) Société Générale de Banques au Cameroun (part of Groupe Société Générale), Gold Fields Ghana (part of Gold Fields), Golden Star Resources, Barclays, BMW, Lafarge, Henkel, Safaricom, Somdiaa, SABMiller, Mercedes-Benz (part of Daimler), MTN, Nestlé, Nedbank, Nike, Orange Cameroon (part of France Telecom), Osram (part of Siemens), Perenco, Standard Chartered Cameroon (part of Standard Chartered), Sonatel, Resolute Mining, Rio Tinto, Tullow Oil, Tata Chemicals (part of Tata Group), Total, British American Tobacco, Unilever, Vodacom, Volkswagen].

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Related companies: Anglo American AngloGold Ashanti Arcelor Mittal Barclays Barrick Gold BHP Billiton BMW British American Tobacco Daimler France Telecom (now Orange) Gold Fields Golden Star Resources Henkel Lafarge (part of LafargeHolcim) Mercedes-Benz (part of Daimler) MTN Nedbank Nestlé Nike Orange Osram (part of Siemens) Perenco Rio Tinto SABMiller (part of Anheuser-Busch InBev) Safaricom Siemens Société Générale Somdiaa Sonatel Standard Chartered Tata Chemicals (part of Tata Group) Tata Group Total Tullow Oil Unilever Vodacom Volkswagen