Title

A Study on the Relationship between the Size of the Company and It's Sustainability Spending in the Plastics Industry

Abstract

Business corporations' emphasis on sustainability is ever increasing which is evident by the increase in sustainability spending. Each year, companies are spending more on sustainability. This research is an attempt to understand if the sustainability spending depends upon the size of the company as measured by its revenue. Moreover, the paper focuses on the relationship between sustainability spending and size of the company in plastic industry. The study is the second survey of its kind and is based on the global inquiry with the members of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). Based on the results of Chi-square test for independence, we found that there is no relationship between sustainability spending and the size of the company.

Meeting Name

73rd Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Plastics Engineers, SPE ANTEC (2015: Mar. 23-25, Orlando, FL)

Department(s)

Economics

Keywords and Phrases

Economics; Elastomers; Engineers; Plastic products; Plastics; Statistical tests; Sustainable development, Chi-square tests; Plastic industry, Plastics industry

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-098501127-7

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2015 Society of Plastics Engineers, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Mar 2015

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