Sustainability reporting in construction contractors : a case study

Zuo, Jian, Zhao, Zhenyu, Xia, Bo, & Zillante, George (2014) Sustainability reporting in construction contractors : a case study. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate (The CRIOCM2013), Springer, Xi'an, China, pp. 341-348.

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Abstract

Construction activities have significant impacts on the environment, economy and society. As a result, sustainability has become an agenda in construction related business. This is evidenced by an increasingly number of construction related companies adopting sustainability reporting practice. Construction contractors are no exception. This study aims to investigate the sustainability reporting practices adopted by top Chinese contractors active in the international arena. The focus is placed on those Chinese contractors ranked top 50 by the Engineering News Record (ENR) top 225 international contractors. The results showed that the sustainability reporting practices of these top Chinese contractors, in terms of both approaches and the depth, varied significantly however there is a clear trend of growing level of disclosure of sustainability related information. Similarly, environmental sustainability seems the predominate focus of sustainability reporting exercises of top international contractors from China. These findings help to assist senior management of construction contractors to form business strategies to facilitate disclosure and other sustainability related practices.

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ID Code: 60954
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Sustainability reporting, , China, , contractors
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-44916-1_34
ISBN: 978-3-642-44915-4
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Springer
Deposited On: 27 Jun 2013 23:26
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2014 05:07

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