Assessment of Corporate Social Responsibility in Tanzania Limited Companies: A case of Tanzania Portland Cement Company in Wazo Area

John, Ernest (2013) Assessment of Corporate Social Responsibility in Tanzania Limited Companies: A case of Tanzania Portland Cement Company in Wazo Area. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to strategies corporations or firms conduct their business in a way that is ethical, society friendly and beneficial to Community in terms of development. The study carried out on an assessment of Corporate Social Responsibility in Limited Companies, A case at Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited in Wazo Area. The study was guided by four objectives. First aim was to determine the existing relationship between the TPCC Company and the society around it, second to examine economic benefits a society gains from Tanzania Portland Cement Company ltd in Wazo Ward area, third to identify company’ adherence to government laws governing its operations and fourth to propose possible efforts made by the company to minimize environmental risks to the society around it. The study employed descriptive survey, strategy together with quantitative and qualitative research approaches in gathering and analyzing data. Sampling techniques included simple random and strafed random. The sample for study constituted 50 respondents, fifteen workers of TPCC and thirty five citizens of Wazo Ward. Data collection methods were interviews, questionnaires and documentary review. The results suggested that there were poor relationship between TPCC and The Chasimba community which was due to conflicts which involved land conflicts, and environmental pollutions, further the findings indicated that there were economic gains Chasimba obtained from the TPCC which involved established development programs but were not satisfactory to the community, It was also found that TPCC adhered to some government policies including Environmental conservation and land survey, but it has failed in relocation of the Chasimba community and relocation of the company. Among the efforts recommended to minimize the environmental risk were to improve dust control mechanism, smoke control and noise control.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:30
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:30
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/570

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