Environmental disclosures in annual reports of Australian gold and copper mining companies with activities in Papua New Guinea and/or Indonesia
|Collections||ANU Resources, Environment & Development Group (RE&D)|
|Title:||Environmental disclosures in annual reports of Australian gold and copper mining companies with activities in Papua New Guinea and/or Indonesia|
|Author(s):||Burritt, Roger L|
|Keywords:||PNG;Papua New Guinea;Indonesia;mining companies;multinationals;content analysis;enviromental disclosures;annual reports|
|Publisher:||Canberra, ACT: Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program (RMAP), Division of Pacific and Asian History, Research School for Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University|
|Series/Report no.:||Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program (RMAP) Working Paper: No. 13|
This paper considers some preliminary evidence about environmental disclosures of Australian gold/copper mining companies with interests in PNG, Indonesia, or both. First, comment is made about the possible importance of the content of annual reports to stakeholders. Second, a framework of expectations about annual report disclosures of multinationals is developed. Third, the technique of content analysis is outlined and its advantages and disadvantages are explored. Major problems are identified with the method’s internal validity. Finally, comment is made on some preliminary findings about the environmental disclosures observed in a sample of published annual reports of Australian-based, listed mining companies between 1994 and 1996.
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