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Práticas Socioambientais nas Empresas do Município de Sousa, PB: Contribuições ao Desenvolvimento Local Sustentável

Author(s): Maria de Fátima Nóbrega Barbosa

Journal: Reunir : Revista de Administração, Contabilidade e Sustentabilidade
ISSN 2237-3667

Volume: 3;
Issue: Nº 1;
Start page: 103;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Environmental strategy. Development.Sustainability.

Social pressures, economic, political, institutional and ethical are demanding significant changes in organizations in their relations with the environment. In this new environment set up requires a proactive attitude of companies towards their conduct environmental and social. In this context, this paper aims at identifying the social and environmental practices in companies potentially polluting or using environmental resources in the municipality of Sousa - PB. Specifically aims to:determine possible environmental models and tools (social and environmental practices) used by enterprises, identifyenvironmental strategy adopted by companies and describe the perception of some stakeholders about the environmental practices of the companies and the sustainability of the municipality. The research was conducted in an exploratory and descriptive through the inductive method. The survey results identified that the vast majority of companies presents an environmental strategy guided by legal requirements and do not use performance indicators in environmental and socialmanagement system. The social actors interviewed are unaware of corporate environmental strategy. The elements necessary for the company to contribute to the sustainability of the municipality were perceived differently by the actors interviewed
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