Greening the Value Chain by Implementation of Environmental Practices

Lukasz Marzantowicz, Barbara Ocicka, Aneta Pluta-Zaremba
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Special Issue 4, 806-818, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2806


Purpose: The main objective of the article is to identify the pro-environmental practices of the greatest importance in the structure of the value chain. Methodology: The CATI test was carried out on a sample of 200 companies. The survey was conducted on the basis of a questionnaire, and the answers were measured using the Likert scale. Analysis of the results of the study, for the purposes of the article, was carried out using the Spearman rank correlation method. Findings: Analysis of the results of the study identified the environmental practices with the greatest correlation with the areas of the value chain. On this basis, the most important environmental practices were identified. In addition, it was possible to make conclusions for the different areas of the value chain activity. The main element of the conclusions is to indicate the position that eco-practices are an integral part of the greening of the value chain. Practical Implications: Although it is not possible to put forward an unequivocal thesis that the indicated eco-practices allow to conclude that the value chain is ecologistized, it becomes possible to identify eco-practices of the highest importance and this leads to the conclusion that the directions of further use of pro-environmental solutions in the future are known. Originality/Value: Original research.

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