Keywords: corporate sustainability, sustainability management systems, sustainability indicators, supply chain management, SCM, life cycle thinking, mining, minerals, sustainable development, sustainability thinking
Corporate sustainability management: a methodology and a case study in the mining and minerals sector
This paper proposes an integrated approach to managing corporate sustainability along whole supply chains. The application of the approach is illustrated by a real case study of a company in the mining and minerals sector. The case study describes the main steps of the approach, including identification of sustainability issues, measurement and evaluation of sustainability performance, and communication of progress to relevant stakeholders. In this way, the paper aims to contribute towards a more systematic and structured incorporation of sustainability thinking into corporate practice, as well as providing some practical guidance to companies in their efforts to become more sustainable.