The Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) conducts research on social issues relevant to the mining and minerals industry and helps build the capacity of the industry to manage these issues more effectively.
The CSRM was established in 2001, in response to growing interest and debate about the role of the mining and minerals industry in contemporary society. The research agenda of the CSRM is being developed in consultation with industry and other key stakeholders.
Our work program covers three broad areas:
- Mining and Communities - research that promotes positive socio-economic outcomes for communities affected by mining operations
- Workforce Issues - research focuses on the social aspects of workforce management practices in the industry, including recruitment and retention of Indigenous employees, commuting arrangements, rosters and hours of work, work-home balance, workers as stakeholders in the company and the community and contractors as part of the workforce
- Management and Governance - research focuses on developing frameworks, tools and processes that will assist companies to implement social responsibility and sustainability principles, especially at site level
The CSRM is a member of the recently formed Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), which embraces all of the centres and divisions within The University of Queensland that are active in research associated with the mining and minerals industry. This builds on the unique and highly successful partnership that the University has forged with the industry over the past 50 years.
||Science and Technology: Mining, Geographical: Sustainable Development, Management and Commerce: Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy: Resources/Availability, Renewable Energy, Social Sciences: Conflict/Dispute Resolution, Social Sciences: Governance, Management and Commerce: Management/Commerce Planning/Policy, Engineering: Human Factors in Engineering, Social Sciences: Indigenous Australians, Law: Indigenous Australians, Energy: Environmental Site Use Studies, Social Sciences: Environmental Planning/Policy, Science and Technology: Environmental Management, Science and Technology: Environmental Geography, Engineering: Environmental Engineering, Science and Technology: Environmental Effects, Materials, Energy: Environmental Effects, Fossil Energy, Social Sciences: Community Development/Revitalization