Corporate environmental non-reporting - A UK FTSE 350 perspective

Martin, A. D. and Hadley, D. J. (2008) Corporate environmental non-reporting - A UK FTSE 350 perspective. Business Strategy and the Environment, 17 (4). pp. 245-259. ISSN 1099-0836

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Abstract

Until relatively recently the majority of large publicly listed UK companies have not produced annual environmental reports. Of particular note is the slow take-up of environmental reporting amongst the UK's top 350 companies, the FTSE 350. Using the results of a postal questionnaire, the reluctance of a majority of the FTSE 350 to voluntarily report is linked to 13 drawbacks. Results from non-reporting respondents to the questionnaire allowed the relative importance of these drawbacks to be placed in a ranked order. Senior management doubt over the advantages of reporting was shown to be the most important drawback, closely followed by the effort required for data collection. A comparison in the uptake of corporate environmental management practices (other than reporting) was also made amongst reporters and non-reporters. Reporters were shown to have a generally higher level of uptake, although company sector type and size was influential on environmental engagement overall.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2011 14:22
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 16:10
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/24822
DOI: 10.1002/bse.518

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