Notably, social responsibility was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q1 2023, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of Covid-19 and environment, according to GlobalData.
Of the 50 leading companies in the mining industry, Norsk Hydro had the greatest increase in references for social responsibility in Q1 2023, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 234 social responsibility-related sentences in the company’s filings – 52% of all sentences – and an increase of 7700% in Q1 2023 compared with Q4 2022. Glencore‘s mentions of social responsibility rose by 2000% to 85 and Southern Copper‘s by 300% to 41 and Barrick Gold‘s by 200% to 37 and First Quantum Minerals‘s by 1700% to 18.
GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for social responsibility in Q1 2023 was 103.
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