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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