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Eco-practices – Prerequisite for Increasing the Environmental Performance and the Social Responsibility in Hotel Industry

Mirela Ştefănică () and Christiana Brigitte Sandu ()
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Mirela Ştefănică: „Alexandru Ioan Cuza†University of Iasi
Christiana Brigitte Sandu: „Alexandru Ioan Cuza†University of Iasi

Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, 2019, vol. XIX, issue 1, 546-553

Abstract: This paper aims at explaining the relationship between hotels’ environmental performance, achieved through the implementation of good managerial eco-practices, and the social responsibility. In this study, we have assessed the managerial eco-practices through the following dimensions: eco-friendly purchases and suppliers, energetic efficiency monitoring, waste management, recycling, water management and staff ecological formation. The data collected through a survey on a sample of hotels from the Veneto Region of Italy have been analysed using the Partial Least Squares method performed using the SmartPLS 3.0 software. Research results confirm that good eco-practices of hotel managers lead to environmental performance. Moreover, the results also suggests that hotel managers are involved in programs and projects with a role in enhancing environmental issues, thus demonstrating social responsibility.

Keywords: good managerial eco-practices; recycling; waste and water management; eco-friendly purchases; PLS-SEM (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C30 L83 O13 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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