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Kent Institute Australia Pty. Ltd.
ABN XXXXXXXXXXCRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458
TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051
Assessment Brief
Version 1: 22nd December, 2016
ASSESSMENT 4

COURSE: Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Accounting
Unit: Corporate Responsibility and Ethics

Unit Code:

CRSE108
Type of Assessment: Assessment 4 – Individual Business Report

Length/Duration:

2000 words
Course Learning
Outcomes addressed:

2, 3, 6, 7

Unit Learning
Outcomes addressed:

1, 2, 3, 4

Submission Date:

Exam Week




Assessment Task:
Business reports are practical learning tasks where students apply the theories
they have been studying to real world situations.

Students are required to collect information (primary and/or secondary)
and prepare a report applying their research to make recommendations
that address the business scenario.
This report should consist of the following parts: Executive Summary,
Introduction, Objectives, Methodologies, Information Analysis, Findings,
Recommendations, References, and Appendices.

Total Mark:

100 marks

Weighting:

40%


Students are advised that any submissions past the due date without an approved extension or
without approved extenuating circumstances incurs a 5% penalty per calendar day,
calculated from the total mark
E.g. a task marked out of 40 will incur a 2 mark penalty per calendar day.

More information, please refer to (Documents > Student Policies and Forms > POLICY –
Assessment Policy & Procedures – Login Required)
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ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION:
This is the major assessment of this unit and each individual student is required to prepare and submit
a comprehensive business report addressing a chosen company’s status on corporate social
esponsibility and governance.
Choose an ASX Top-100 company and report on the company’s CSR activities and Governance
structure, applying analytical frameworks from the Corporate Responsibility & Ethics Course,
including Ca
oll’s Pyramid and Wartick and Cochrane’s Typology. Your analysis should critically
analyse the company’s response to key stakeholder expectations and highlight any gaps between
espoused and realised performance on CSR.
Students are strongly advised to discuss their chosen company with the lecturer and start working on
the report early in the trimester. Getting and following advice from the lecturer in a consistent
manner is necessary in order to do well in this assignment.
This assignment will emphasise Corporate Social Responsibility issues and possible resolution. Each
part of the report must be based on appropriate desk research and synthesis with the theory of the
course. It is expected that students will demonstrate the following skills:
i) Evidence of substantial desk research with appropriate references,
ii) Representation of theoretical frameworks,
iii) Synthesis between desk research and theoretical frameworks,
iv) Assessment of management behaviour and its implications.
ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION:
The report and supporting materials (if any) must be submitted online in Moodle. All materials MUST
e submitted electronically in Microsoft Office format. Other formats may not be readable by markers.
Please be aware that any assessments submitted in other formats will be considered LATE and will
lose marks until it is presented in Microsoft Office format.
No paper based or hardcopy submission will be accepted.
Our Academic Learning Support (ALS) team would be happy to help you with understanding the task
and all other assessment-related matters. For assistance please speak to our Academic Learning Skills
Coordinators, Ba
ara Karena in Sydney (Ba
XXXXXXXXXX) or Ryan Honner in Melbourne
( XXXXXXXXXX). They can help you with understanding the task, draft checking,
structure, referencing and other assignment-related matter.
For online help and support please click the following link and navigate Academic Learning Support in
Moodle.
http:
moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5
mailto:Ba
XXXXXXXXXX
mailto: XXXXXXXXXX
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MARKING GUIDE (RUBRIC):



Marking Criteria. Lecturer Expectation Marks Comments
Evidences of desk
esearch
Thorough research is indicated. Professional use
of sources to support ideas, well-integrated,
sources are credible. Very minor,
if any, weaknesses with paraphrasing or
integration / application.
20
Representation of
theoretical
frameworks.
Topic, concepts are clearly
Outlined.
30
Synthesis between
desk research and
theories.
Professional work. Synthesis is very coherent
and flows well; topic is addressed thoroughly;
analyses in great depth. Very minor, if any,
inconsistencies and weaknesses with flow.
40
Managerial
contributions and
implications
Contribution and implications are coherently
presented with pragmatic examples and time
frame. The feasibility and appropriateness of the
ecommendations are clearly discussed.
10
Total Marks 100
Weighting 40%







GENERAL NOTES FOR ASSIGNMENTS

Assignments should usually incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion, and will
e fully referenced including a reference list.

The work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We strongly
ecommend you to refer to the Academic Learning Skills materials available in the Moodle. For details
please click the link http:
moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5 and download
the file “Harvard Referencing Workbook”. Appropriate academic writing and referencing are
inevitable academic skills that you must develop and demonstrate.

We recommend a minimum of FIVE references, unless instructed differently by your lecturer. Unless
specifically instructed otherwise by your lecturer, any paper with less than FIVE references may be
failed. Work that includes sources that are not properly referenced according to the “Harvard
Referencing Workbook” will be penalised.
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moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5
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Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count – as a general rule you may go over or
under by 10% than the stated length.
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GENERAL NOTES FOR REFERENCING
High quality work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We
ecommend you work with your Academic Learning Support (ALS) site
(http:
moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5) available in Moodle to ensure that
you reference co
ectly.

References are assessed for their quality. You should draw on quality academic sources, such as books,
chapters from edited books, journals etc. Your textbook can be used as a reference, but not the
lecturer notes. We want to see evidence that you are capable of conducting your own research. Also,
in order to help markers determine students’ understanding of the work they cite, all in-text
eferences (not just direct quotes) must include the specific page numbe
s if shown in the original.
Before preparing your assignment or own contribution, please review this ‘YouTube’ video by clicking
on the following link: Plagiarism: How to avoid it
PLAGIARISM: HOW TO AVOID IT

You can search for peer-reviewed journal articles, which you can find in the online journal databases
and which can be accessed from the li
ary homepage. Wikipedia, online dictionaries and online
encyclopaedias are acceptable as a starting point to gain knowledge about a topic, but should not be
overused – these should constitute no more than 10% of your total list of references/sources.
Additional information and literature can be used where these are produced by legitimate sources,
such as government departments, research institutes such as the NHMRC, or international
organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). Legitimate organisations and
government departments produce peer reviewed reports and articles and are therefore very useful
and mostly very cu
ent. The content of the following link explains why it is not acceptable to use non-
peer reviewed websites: Why can't I just Google? (thanks to La Trobe University for this video).
http:
moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5
https:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q0NlWcTq1Y
https:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q0NlWcTq1Y
http:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqjJyqfceLw
Kent Institute Australia Pty. Ltd.
ABN XXXXXXXXXXCRICOS Code: 00161E RTO Code: 90458
TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12051
Assessment Brief
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GENERAL NOTES FOR ASSIGNMENTS
Assignments should usually incorporate a formal introduction, main points and conclusion, and will
e fully referenced including a reference list.

The work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We strongly
ecommend you to refer to the Academic Learning Skills materials available in the Moodle. For details
please click the link http:
moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5 and download
the file “Harvard Referencing Workbook”. Appropriate academic writing and referencing are
inevitable academic skills that you must develop and demonstrate.

We recommend a minimum of FIVE references, unless instructed differently by your lecturer. Unless
specifically instructed otherwise by your lecturer, any paper with less than FIVE references may be
failed. Work that includes sources that are not properly referenced according to the “Harvard
Referencing Workbook” will be penalised.

Marks will be deducted for failure to adhere to the word count – as a general rule you may go over or
under by 10% than the stated length.

GENERAL NOTES FOR REFERENCING
High quality work must be fully referenced with in-text citations and a reference list at the end. We
ecommend you work with your Academic Learning Support (ALS) site
(http:
moodle.kent.edu.au/kentmoodle/course/view.php?id=5) available in Moodle to ensure that
you reference co
ectly.

References are assessed for their quality. You should draw on quality academic sources, such as books,
chapters from edited books,
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CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS
Executive Summary
Corporate social responsibilities are essential philosophies that need to be imbibed by an organisation to act responsibly fulfilling their corporate duties. The business hour encourages taking marketing activities which do not cause environmental hazards or lead to indiscriminate use of resources which can lead to exhaustion of these resources. The study will explore Newcrest Mining Limited corporate social responsibilities and understand the effectiveness of guiding principles and ethical code of conduct as adopted by the company to ca
y out their working operation. The study will evaluate the information analysis of the sustainable development plans approved by the company.
Table of Contents
Introduction    4
Objectives    4
Methodologies    4
Information Analysis    5
Findings    8
Conclusion    9
Recommendations    9
References    10
Introduction
Corporate social responsibilities incorporate integration of concerns regarding social and environmental factors which needs to be interlinked with operations of business with the aim of achieving sustainable and balanced social, ecological and economic imperatives. The corporate social responsibilities are drafted to fulfil shareholder and stakeholders expectations and also include charity philanthropic work and sponsorship. Ethics are a set of guidelines which manoeuvres business operations morally and ethically guiding them to adopt fair business practices. The study will analyse corporate social responsibility and governance structure of Newcrest Mining Limited (NML). Newcrest is one of the largest Gold mining companies committed to maintaining a safe environment for employees and operating and developing mines on sustainable lines and maintain environmental standards along with building a lasting relationship with communities with which they operate (newcrest.com.au, 2018).
Objectives
· To evaluate corporate social responsibility of NML.
· To analyse the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility and governance structure of NML.
· To understand NML responses towards shareholder and stakeholders expectations and fulfilment of a performance of their responsibilities.
Methodologies
Research methodology undertaken in the study includes interpretivism research philosophy which combines a human interest in studies focusing on qualitative analysis (Percy et al. 2015, p.76). The study follows a deductive approach what developing hypothesis based on research study and papers available for a comprehensive analysis. As suggested by Bryman (2016, p.10), deductive design helps in understanding effectiveness of corporate social responsibility and governance structure prevalent in Newcrest Mining Limited. Secondary data collection method has been incorporated in the study for procuring information and data available on online portals books journals newspapers published annual reports. As influenced by Walliman (2017, p.34), collected data from secondary sources have been scientifically analysed with the help of statistical tools to drive conclusive findings. The study has undertaken ethical and moral principles into account while researching to maintain allegiance to principles of academic society.
Information Analysis
The vision of Newcrest Mining Limited is progress of people through improvement of safety measures, addressing health and environmental hazards attach to the Mining industry and also improve operational performance. In its quest to achieve sustainable development NML has attained membership of International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM) (icmm.com, 2018). ICMM
ings together all leading mining and metal companies for addressing opportunities for sustainable development and addressing challenges faced by the industry. The focus of Newcrest Mining Limited is on providing safety transformation plan involving strong safety culture critical Control Management and process safety practices.
In understanding corporate social responsibility, it is essential to elucidate Ca
oll's CSR Pyramid (Baden, 2016, p. 8). The pyramid provides four years for corporate social obligations which are-
· Economic burdens that offer for profitable business operations that help in sustaining of the business and give benefit to the society in the long run.
· Legal responsibilities which guide an organisation to work according to Laws and regulations prevailing in the land (Tai and Chaung, 2014, p.117).
· An ethical responsibility which helps is a guideline organisation to operate according to moral, ethical standards.
· Philanthropic responsibilities through which organisations can give back to the society through charitable donations sponsorship and social involvement with societal issues.
As per the economic responsibility, NML inculcates diverse and inclusive workplace providing an equal opportunity for capable individuals. Moreover, gender equality is also maintained in operational working with more than 26.3% of in female employees at level 3...
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