Title: Awareness and promotion of green human resource management practices in the University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Authors: Nana Yaw Oppong; Rebecca Winnifred Agyemang

Addresses: Department of Human Resource Management, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana ' Central Regional Coordinating Council, P.O. Box 202, Cape Coast, Ghana

Abstract: Green initiatives in businesses have received attention in recent years and human resource management (HRM) departments have important role to play. The study sought to explore the awareness and promotion of green HRM in the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. The study was qualitative and adopted a case study design. Nine non-academic senior members whose work involved green HRM practices were purposively sampled, and in-depth interviews were conducted to collect qualitative data, which were analysed using inter-textual analytical tool. It emerged that participants had none to moderate knowledge of green HRM; UCC had not made any special effort to spread the awareness; and there was no documented policy on green HRM. However, there were some green HRM interventions though employees were not aware of being green HRM practices. It is recommended that the university should design a green HRM policy and to make employees aware of the importance of practicing green HRM to contribute towards the achievement of environmental sustainability.

Keywords: green HRM; University of Cape Coast; UCC; green initiative; non-academic senior members.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSS.2022.128102

International Journal of Society Systems Science, 2022 Vol.14 No.1, pp.69 - 87

Received: 23 Mar 2022
Received in revised form: 16 Jul 2022
Accepted: 21 Jul 2022

Published online: 05 Jan 2023 *

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