Functional CSR CSR Community Development & Education Creating productive human environments 1 Introduction Our Ethos simple and practical: to find common ground between company and community, with real benefit for both. “Too often CSR programs are not sustained, expectations are unmanaged and companies are seen as a source of unlimited supply of benefits and services.” 2 What is good CSR? Good Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) should assist and address key CSR targets in alignment with GRI and G3.1 indicators to meet corporate governance in areas of sustainability and community engagement. Refer to: Global Reporting Initiative https://www.globalreporting.org 3 What is functional CSR? You want to achieve good outcomes and returns on CSR investment. We can show you how functional solutions can be applied effectively. We collaborate with you to meet local and international performance indicators and to meet your social license to operate. 4 Benefits to you Less expensive down time less dependency on the company Human resource + Carbon credits reputation + Reduced conflict investors + Cost benefit staff + governments + local earth restoration Community + 5 The worst decisions Not addressing basic on the ground problems starting then stopping a community program before its complete Culturally inappropriate CSR No proper consultation with the local women or men Inaction SHORT TERM no longevity Limited CSR investment 6 Best decisions Focus on the basic problems first Work with the women building on local traditional skills & knowledge, provide common sense practical education & skills to allow them to transition from dependency to sustainable self reliance Have a proven long term action plan that’s culturally appropriate Provide simple small scale effective proven solutions first 7 Is it a good idea to address the basic needs and problems of a community. how do you know what they R? Who will you work with to get the right info? ? What is the right CSR strategy Lets do it right and get common sense on the ground outcomes and a lasting Legacy. what we see us a problem from a western point of view may not be a problem in the developing world to the locals . 8 On the ground communities • 65 to 90% of your host communities will be subsistence farmers living below the poverty line. • Relying on rain fed agriculture. • They will survive on what they can produce • Women will do most of the farming in developing countries To achieve success, approval and permits for projects, we need a paradigm shift to address CSR from the beginning of a project and build genuine relationships. 9 Basic problems to address Adequate shelter Food security 10 Water & food supply Africa Africa 11 Erosion control & repair Africa Africa 12 Livelihoods Decisions Action & Outcomes 13 The right to a childhood Africa Australia 14 CSR Solutions “the solution to CSR is extremely simple and company’s can be part of the solution.” 15 What is needed Simple, effective and proven CSR strategies. Clear ideas of the end result: knowledge that you are using proven common sense strategies and techniques that produce results. Confidence that the strategies used address the real and basic on the ground issues. 16 Listen & Learn for what is needed: The Right Consultation 17 The positive on the ground outcomes to aim for Education training & skills Water harvesting Teach design 18 Supply skills training for local food security Intensive Gardens Animal Breeding Programs 19 The need to supply basic land repair strategies Erosion Land rehydration 20 Water storage and harvesting Simple earthwork /swales For harvesting & storing water 21 Plant Tree Systems Tree education Livelihoods/timber 22 Deliver practical skills Teach sustainable garden agriculture Livelihood training 23 Remember a lot of government officials and decision makers in the developing world have come from poverty and want to see functional community development strategies undertaken, the mining industry is in a prime position to lead the way forward for clean and green sustainable community development in project areas globally. 24 Current & future impacts Communities without a permanent sustainable garden agriculture base will find it hard to have a stable social order while the increasing effects of poverty and ever increasing fluctuation of climate impacts on their environment. Unstable communities can lead to disruption of a projects success. 25 The CSR we provide Environmental design is our core approach, generating value from an important mix of sustainable established design & garden agriculture systems and community development. We offer skills training for communities in project areas’ in permaculture (permanent sustainable systems) to create systems that are culturally appropriate, ecologically sound and economically viable, which provide for their own needs for today and into the future. 26 Real value from community relations projects • Real skills • Edge5 the personal touch • Relevant programs transparent & promoted 27 Do you want positive CSR outcomes ? Let us show you how to get on the ground results. Contact: Greg Knibbs, Managing Director www.edge5.com.au Mobile : +61 413 310 717 Email : [email protected] Address : PO Box 501 South Fremantle WA, 6162 28 Copyright 2013 Edge5 All Rights Reserved.