An examination of environmental accounting and reporting Practices of large-scale mining companies in Ghana

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An examination of environmental accounting and reporting Practices of large-scale mining companies in Ghana

Abstract

The study involved a benchmark analysis and examination of the state of sustainability accounting and reporting of four gold mining companies in Ghana from 2009 to 2015 comparing and contrasting the sustainability accounting processes and the sustainability indicators being adopted by the these companies as far as sustainability reporting initiatives are concerned. Further, the purpose examines the accounting convention, traditional or otherwise, used to recognize, measure and disclose transactions relating to the environment of four large-scale gold mining companies in Ghana. The study draws extensively on publicly available official documents and interview data. Based on the responses from the interview respondents and information from the publicly available official documents, it develops a case

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