Title: Relationship between organisational value addition and environmental sustainability performance in an Indian pulp and paper manufacturing unit and its supply chain: a longitudinal case study

Authors: A. Arivalagan, B. Sudhakar

Addresses: Management Department, Dr. GRD College of Science, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 641014, India. ' GRG School of Management, PSGR Krishnammal College, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 641014, India

Abstract: Organisations that improve |value addition| by implementing several initiatives do not verify impact of these initiatives have on environment. The modern sustainability era, demands elimination of environmental impacts, i.e., a positive correlation is expected between value addition and environmental performance on long term basis. Many studies on Corporate Sustainability Management, based on the data at one point of time, did not examine above said relationship. This paper discusses the relationship between value addition and environmental sustainability using ten years data of an Indian Paper Mill. Analysis of the data reveals that there is a negative correlation between value addition and environmental sustainability over the ten-year period.

Keywords: corporate sustainability management; value addition; sustainability performance; environmental performance; renewable resources; pulp and paper industry; India; supply chain; sustainable development; paper mill; manufacturing unit; environmental impact; value added.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2005.007919

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2005 Vol.4 No.4, pp.412 - 424

Published online: 01 Oct 2005 *

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