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dc.contributor.authorRibeiro, Silvio [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorChiappetta Jabbour, Charbel Jose
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology. Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis Inc, v. 19, n. 1, p. 54-66, 2012.
dc.description.abstractThere has been much discussion on the importance of Brazilian ethanol in promoting a more sustainable society. However, there is a lack of analysis of whether sugarcane plants/factories that produce this ethanol are environmentally suitable. Thus, the objective of this study was to analyse stages of environmental management at four Brazilian ethanol-producing plants, examining the management practices adopted and the factors behind this adoption. The results indicate that (1) only one of the four plants is in the environmentally proactive stage; (2) all plants are adopting operational and organisational environmental management practices; (3) all plants have problems in communicating environmental management practices; and (4) the plant with the most advanced environmental management makes intense use of communication practices and is strongly oriented towards a more environmentally aware international market. This paper is an attempt to explain the complex relationship between the evolution of environmental management, environmental practices and motivation using a framework. The implications for society, plant directors and scholars are described, as well as the study's limitations.en
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Inc
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectsustainable developmenten
dc.subjectenvironmental management practicesen
dc.subjectsugarcane and ethanol-processing plantsen
dc.titleEnvironmental management in ethanol and sugarcane plants in Brazilen
dcterms.rightsHolderTaylor & Francis Inc
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.description.affiliationUniv São Paulo, Dept Business Adm, Business Sch Ribeirao Preto USP FEA RP, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationSão Paulo State Univ, Dept Prod Engn, Engn Sch Bauru UNESP DEB FEB, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespSão Paulo State Univ, Dept Prod Engn, Engn Sch Bauru UNESP DEB FEB, São Paulo, Brazil
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unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Faculdade de Engenharia, Baurupt[2]
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