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Corporate environmental responsibility – a key determinant of corporate reputation

Cristina Ganescu () and Laura Dindire ()
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Cristina Ganescu: Constantin Brancoveanu University, Bascovului Street, no. 2A, Pitesti, Arges County, Romania
Laura Dindire: Constantin Brancoveanu University, Bascovului Street, no. 2A, Pitesti, Arges County, Romania

Computational Methods in Social Sciences (CMSS), 2014, vol. 2, issue 1, 48-53

Abstract: This paper aims to determine the trend of the relationship between corporate environmental responsibility and corporate reputation by focusing on a study of the European automotive sector. The starting point of our research is content analysis of the sustainability or social responsibility reports published in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by 13 businesses operating in the European automotive industry. Content analysis was carried out in order to identify the indicators used to assess corporate environmental responsibility. The methodology aimed to produce an evaluation model for corporate environmental responsibility based on the following variables reported by companies: carbon dioxide emissions, water consumption, energy consumption, and amount of waste. Corporate reputation of sampled organizations was assessed based on content analysis of the 2010, 2011, and 2012 reports of the Reputation Institute. We applied the correlation of panel data and emphasised the fact that high levels of corporate environmental responsibility sustain high levels of corporate reputation. The study highlights the theoretical considerations that support this relationship. As companies become increasingly accountable, the methodology described in our study can be developed in further research by using other variables to measure corporate environmental responsibility.

Keywords: corporate social responsibility; corporate environmental responsibility; corporate reputation; European automotive industry (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-06
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