Title: Environmental performance of Brazilian companies: empirical evidence and implications for Latin America

Authors: Luiz Carlos Jacob Perera; Denise Pereira Curi; Roberto Borges Kerr; Herbert Kimura; Vinicius Amorim Sobreiro

Addresses: Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, São Paulo 01302–907, Brazil ' Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, São Paulo 01302–907, Brazil ' Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, São Paulo 01302–907, Brazil ' Department of Management, University of Brasília, Campus Darcy Ribeiro, Brasília, Federal District, 70910-900, Brazil ' Department of Management, University of Brasília, Campus Darcy Ribeiro, Brasília, Federal District, 70910-900, Brazil

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to present a synoptic view of the environmental performance of non-financial Brazilian firms during the period from 2007 to 2012. The seven indicators (environmental management, adopted procedures, information and relationship policy, investments, use of natural resources, waste treatment and additional environmental action), cover a broad environmental spectrum. A major element of the study is to allow, from aggregated values, an overview of the evolution of the indicators in the market and in the sector. The originality of this work is ensured by three factors: 1) the database method, which was developed by the research team; 2) the creation of a benchmark, which made the prospective analysis of highly correlated indicators possible; 3) the possibility of analysis of the firms individually, using the seven indicators to highlight the outcomes of the environmental decisions underway.

Keywords: sustainable development; SD; sustainability indicators; Triple Bottom Line; environmental indicators; environmental performance; Brazilian firms.

DOI: 10.1504/LAJMSD.2016.083703

Latin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development, 2016 Vol.3 No.2, pp.107 - 132

Received: 16 Jul 2016
Accepted: 27 Sep 2016

Published online: 10 Apr 2017 *

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