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Claremont Colleges

Scholarship @ Claremont
CMC Senior Theses CMC Student Scholarship

2011

An Evaluation of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives Implemented by Alcoa, Votorantim, and Vale as a Means to Aid in Poverty Alleviation in the Brazilian Regions These Mining Companies Operate Emily A. Coleman

Claremont McKenna College

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Coleman, Emily A., "An Evaluation of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives Implemented by Alcoa, Votorantim, and Vale as a Means to Aid in Poverty Alleviation in the Brazilian Regions These Mining Companies Operate" (2011). CMC Senior Theses. Paper 198. http://scholarship.claremont.edu/cmc_theses/198

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CLAREMONT McKENNA COLLEGE

AN EVALUATION OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INITIATIVES IMPLEMENTED BY ALCOA, VOTORANTIM, AND VALE AS A MEANS TO AID IN POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN THE BRAZILIAN REGIONS THESE MINING COMPANIES OPERATE.

SUBMITTED TO PROFESSOR WILLIAM ASCHER AND DEAN GREGORY HESS BY EMILY AIKO COLEMAN

FOR SENIOR THESIS FALL 2010/ SPRING 2011 APRIL 25, 2011

Acknowledgements Thank you to my loving parents who supported me throughout my academic career from preschool to my degree at Claremont McKenna College. I would have never made it without you! Thank you to my excellent professors who have challenged me to stretch outside my comfort zone in order to help me grow academically and personally. A special thank you to Professor William Ascher for his undying support and constant critiques. You made this process enjoyable and stress free. I truly appreciate your invaluable contribution to my Claremont McKenna College education. Lastly, thank you to my friends, Career Services Center, Kravis Leadership Center, and the wonderful staff at Claremont McKenna College for your friendship and support throughout my college career.

Table of Contents I. The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in International Development Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies Corporate Social Responsibility Implementation Techniques Corporate Social Responsibility Assessment Methods II. Historical Trends of Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies Implemented by Corporations in Brazil Background: Corporate Social Responsibility in Brazil Corporate Social Responsibility in Brazilian Business Culture Brazilian Government Social Policies Brazilian Government Environmental Policies Present State of Corporate Social Responsibility in Brazil Modalities of Corporate Social Responsibility in Brazil Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining Industry Challenges Faced By Mining Companies The Mining Industry in Brazil III. ALCOA in Juruti, Pará: Bauxite Mine and Shipping Port The Region Alcoa’s Perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives Civil Society Organization Partners Conflicts with the Local Community Evaluation of Aloca’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program and Impacts Analysis of Aloca Corporate Social Responsibility Table 1. Alcoa corporate social responsibility programs and impacts analysis IV. Votorantim in Niquelândia, Goiás: Nickel Mine and Processing Center The Region Votorantim’s Perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives Civil Society Organization Partners Conflicts and Community Challenges for Votorantim Program and Impacts Analysis of Vorotantim’s Corporate Social Responsibility Table 2.Votorantim corporate social responsibility programs and impacts analysis V. Vale in Carajás, Pará: Iron Mine, Railroad, and Smelting Industry The Region Vale’s Perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives Civil Society Organization Partners Conflicts and Challenges at the Carajás Mine...
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