Integrating social and economic impact assessment into local procurement strategy

Esteves, Ana Maria, Barclay, Mary-Anne and Brereton, David (2011). Integrating social and economic impact assessment into local procurement strategy. In: David Brereton, Dante Pesce and Ximena Abogabir, Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Social Responsibility in Mining. First International Seminar on Social Responsibility in Mining (SR Mining 2011), Santiago, Chile, (1-8). 19-21 October 2011.

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Author Esteves, Ana Maria
Barclay, Mary-Anne
Brereton, David
Title of paper Integrating social and economic impact assessment into local procurement strategy
Conference name First International Seminar on Social Responsibility in Mining (SR Mining 2011)
Conference location Santiago, Chile
Conference dates 19-21 October 2011
Proceedings title Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Social Responsibility in Mining
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor David Brereton
Dante Pesce
Ximena Abogabir
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Leading companies operating in the extractive industries sector have adopted policies and standards aimed explicitly at increasing ‘local procurement’ in their supply chains, recognising that local economic participation has benefits for companies and communities alike. As this practice has spread through the resources sector, a common assumption has developed that local sourcing is a ‘positive’ to be maximised and an effective instrument for gaining community and government support for resource development. This assumption, however, is one that does not withstand rigorous scrutiny. Previous research by the authors indicates that the extent to which the local community will actually benefit from local procurement initiatives is dependent on its capacity to supply goods and services to large‐scale resource projects and, even more importantly, on its ability to adapt to the inevitable changes that accompany major resource development. The central argument of this paper is that that planning for local procurement can be enhanced by the adoption of an integrated social and economic impact assessment (SEcIA) methodology. This paper adopts a cross‐disciplinary approach, drawing on the impact assessment literature and on supply chain management theory to suggest how the negative social and economic impacts that may be the unintended consequences of a local procurement strategy can be avoided or mitigated.
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