Download e-book for kindle: Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility: Oil Multinationals by Jedrzej George Frynas

By Jedrzej George Frynas

ISBN-10: 0521868440

ISBN-13: 9780521868440

Company Social accountability (CSR) has emerged as a massive procedure for addressing the social and environmental influence of corporation actions. but businesses are more and more anticipated to move past this. they're now frequently anticipated to help in addressing some of the world's so much urgent difficulties, together with weather swap, poverty and HIV/AIDS. With expanding expectancies put on enterprise, this booklet asks if CSR is in a position to supplying on those better expectancies. It does so through investigating an that has been on the centre of the CSR improvement - the oil and gasoline zone. taking a look at businesses from constructed international locations comparable to Exxon and Shell, in addition to businesses from rising economies equivalent to Brazil's Petrobras and China's CNOOC, the ebook investigates the potential for CSR for addressing 3 very important demanding situations within the business-society courting: the surroundings, improvement and governance.

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These tools are suspended on a drilling string. During drilling operations, information about the oilfield at various depths is collected by examining drill cuttings, which are returned to the surface. Drilling is the only way to exactly determine whether there is oil under the surface and to estimate its amount, although drilling costs can be very high, which puts a limit on the number of drilling sites. If there is no oil in commercial quantities, this so-called ‘dry hole’ is plugged and abandoned.

European companies Shell and BP accepted the inevitability of the Kyoto Treaty and worked to shape the climate change agenda. American companies Exxon and Chevron denied the validity of scientific evidence on climate change and opposed any mandatory reductions in CO2 emissions (Rowlands 2000; Skjærseth and Skodvin 2003). National institutions can also explain different reactions by different subsidiaries of the same company. Levy and Kolk (2002) noted that Shell Europe had accepted the need for international emissions controls in the mid-1990s, while Shell US was still a member of the Global Climate Coalition (GCC), a corporate lobby group which spent tens of millions of dollars trying to undermine the international climate negotiations.

These concerns may vary between countries, but the key concerns related to an industry’s operations are typically shared in most countries. Nigeria is very different from Azerbaijan, but some of the key concerns related to the oil and gas sector are very similar in both countries – the environmental impact (such as oil spills), the social impact of oil operations on local communities and macro-economic difficulties created by the inflow of oil revenues. That is why it is always crucial to understand the industry context within which CSR operates.

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