Challenge the practice is addressing: Understanding who the stakeholders are for a project tends to be based on what people do; however, people's opinions and their decisions are largely influenced by personal values. The development of the Stakeholder Frames is intended to supplement traditional stakeholder mapping by introducing what people value when they consider granting a Social License to Operate.
Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: There are 5 Stakeholder Frames: 1: The Company Works with the Local Community /2: Mining is Accepted and Contributes to Society /3: SLO Grounded in Effective Legislation and Regulation /4: Local Self- Determination and Partnerships /5: Self-Governing Industry A company or authority can determine how pervasive the frames are in a particular community by asking the 4 questions associated with each frame: 1: How is mining perceived outside the local community? /2: What should a mining company do to be responsible and accountable? /3: How can we, as a company, build a relationship with the public? /4: Is there support for the project by people who do not have an immediate interest in it?
Expected impact/goal of the practice: Companies and potentially authorities will gain a broader understanding of what is needed to obtain an Social License to Operate from the community and also from society. For companies, having these frames identified is a method to prepare the company for the range of potential issues it will need to face and the tasks they will need to focus on. By addressing all of the frames, a company can cross-cut traditional stakeholder categories and be assured they are speaking to all Social License to Operate-related concerns.
Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? The practice is primarily for companies but can be turned into policy measures for authorities.