Determinants of Corporate Environmental Measures: Public Policy, Community Pressure and Self-Enforcement

16 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2008

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Pascale Scapecchi

OECD

Nick Johnstone

International Energy Agency - Energy Statistics Division

Date Written: February 20, 2008

Abstract

Drawing upon data collected from over 4,000 manufacturing facilities across the OECD this paper examines the factors which determine the likelihood of having undertaken significant measures with respect to air pollution, wastewater effluent, and solid waste. The roles played by the public policy framework, informal stakeholder pressures, and internal management practices are examined. While the role of public policy (perceived stringency and inspection frequency) is significant, an important role is also played by self-enforcement mechanisms through environmental management. Stakeholder pressures are not significant, except in the case of employees.

Keywords: environmental policy, environmental management, air and water pollution, corporate social responsibility

JEL Classification: M140, Q530, Q560, Q580

Suggested Citation

Scapecchi, Pascale and Johnstone, Nick, Determinants of Corporate Environmental Measures: Public Policy, Community Pressure and Self-Enforcement (February 20, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1095686 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1095686

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Nick Johnstone (Contact Author)

International Energy Agency - Energy Statistics Division ( email )

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