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This paper explores how the importance and performance of environmental practices were perceived among professional-level employees in Hong Kong, China

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Professional-level employees can affect firms' environmental practice & performance. This paper is one of the first academic articles focusing on perceived importance and performance of environmental practices from professional-level employees' perspective.


The environmental performance of organizations is an increasing focus in cleaner production. In this research study, we developed a structured questionnaire to measure respondents' perceptions towards environmental practices. Using responses from 348 professional-level employees in Hong Kong organizations, we found that the performance of environmental practices was strongly associated with perceived importance of environmental practices. As environmental practices, results showed that Hong Kong organizations and employees primarily focused on saving paper and energy resources. However, they are not embracing the concept of green value chain and have yet to engage their suppliers to go green. This paper contributes to identify the key internal and external factors of environmental practices.

Professor W.M. To
Macao Polytechnic University

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This page is a summary of: Importance-performance ratings for environmental practices among Hong Kong professional-level employees, Journal of Cleaner Production, December 2015, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.06.005.
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