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Green Practices as a Path towards the Sustainability: Evidence from Portuguese Companies

Online veröffentlicht: 29 Oct 2020
Volumen & Heft: Volumen 11 (2020) - Heft 2 (October 2020)
Seitenbereich: 7 - 20
Eingereicht: 30 Jan 2020
Akzeptiert: 06 Jul 2020
Zeitschriftendaten
License
Format
Zeitschrift
eISSN
1847-9375
Erstveröffentlichung
19 Sep 2012
Erscheinungsweise
2 Hefte pro Jahr
Sprachen
Englisch
Abstract

Background: In the last years, the concept of sustainability has been receiving global attention from academics, the public sector and practitioners. The high level of industrialization has contributed to the increase of environmental impacts on the environment and the society. To give a sustainable answer to the industrial sector, more strategies aimed at reducing the environmental and social impacts should be considered.

Objectives: This research aims to evaluate the level of environmental practices in a set of companies from the northern region of Portugal.

Methods/Approach: In order to achieve the objective of this research, several steps were taken, and approach is mainly based on an online questionnaire administered in a set of companies.

Results: The initial results show that companies are progressing when it comes to the implementation of measures and practices related to sustainability.

Conclusions: The study resulted in suggestions for consulted companies, namely the need for effective mechanics to ensure compulsory but expedite environmental procedures along with procedures control, which is a key factor in ensuring sustainable and green practices.

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