Factors influencing corporate pro-environmental behaviour - a case study from the UK construction sector

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    Abstract

    The need for a more sustainable approach to the management of resources is a key focus for all stakeholders, including organisations. Using a range of qualitative and quantitative approaches within a UK case study construction company, this paper examines the key underlying factors impacting on corporate pro-environmental behaviour. The findings indicate that even though staff generally exhibited strong environmental attitudes and beliefs, these did not always translate into sustainable practices. Based on the findings, strategies on enhancing sustainable environmental management practices within organisations, particularly within the construction sector are also presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number1
    Pages (from-to)1-15
    Number of pages15
    JournalInternational Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD)
    Volume15
    Issue number1
    Early online date18 Nov 2015
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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    Construction sector
    Influencing factors
    Pro-environmental behavior
    Factors
    Resources
    Environmental attitudes
    Staff
    Environmental management practices
    Stakeholders
    Construction companies

    Keywords

    • Sustainability
    • pro-environmental behaviour
    • waste minimisation
    • resource conservation
    • recycling
    • UK construction industry
    • corporate behaviour
    • case study
    • United Kingdom
    • sustainable development
    • environmental attitudes
    • environmental beliefs
    • sustainable practices
    • environmental management

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