Corporate social responsibility reporting within the Malaysian oil and gas industry: A questionable publicity stunt

Title: Corporate social responsibility reporting within the Malaysian oil and gas industry: A questionable publicity stunt
Issue: Vol 4 No 1 (2019)
Published date: 30-04-2019 (print) / 30-04-2019 (online)
Journal: Economics, Management and Sustainability
ISSN: 2520-6303
Authors: Dayana Mastura Baharudin
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Nik Hadiyan Nik Azman
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environment, Social and Governance (ESG), Corporate Reputation (CR), sustainability
DOI: 10.14254/jems.2019.4-1.3
Language: English
Pages: 29-36 (8)
JEL classification: M14

This paper aims to challenge those involved in the CSR industry, non-governmental organizations (NGO) workers, CSR professionals and CSR consumers to question the real intentions by companies in their stance to move with the current trends and contribute towards a more sustainable and socially just society via their CSR activities. This paper used critically reviewed articles by using quantitative content analysis to analyse the High-Fit and Low-Fit CSR activities published within the Annual Reports, CSR Reports and company websites on firm performance over 5 years across the 30 oil and gas companies of Bursa Malaysia. This study finds that oil and gas companies should standardize their CSR reports based on the high-fit and low-fit CSR activities. By doing so, companies would be able to improve their reputation within the global community. This study could assist managers in oil and gas companies to review their CSR activities that indirectly give impacts towards social, economic and the environment.


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