CIRCULARITY ISSUES IN THE CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORTING – CASE STUDY FROM POLAND

1 RYSZKO Adam
Institution:
1 Silesian University of Technology, Poland, EU, adam.ryszko@polsl.pl
Conference:
7th Carpathian Logistics Congress, ALEXANDRA WELLNESS HOTEL, Liptovsky Jan, Slovakia, EU, June 28th - 30th 2017
Proceedings:
Proceedings 7th Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
312-317
ISBN:
978-80-87294-74-1
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
30th November 2017
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science.
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403 views / 134 downloads
Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of selected Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reports published by companies operating in Poland to determine the existence and specificity of disclosures concerning the circular economy issues. In particular, the paper is focused on identification of qualitative and quantitative descriptions of material aspects and practices related to the 4R (Reduce, Reuse, Remanufacture and Recycle) model implemented to improve environmental performance of products and processes. The results of empirical research show that the analyzed CSR-related reports depict quite extensive activities and indicators related to a reduction in raw materials consumption and in the amount of waste, as well as to recycling of waste streams. However, disclosures of actions that concern reuse and remanufacturing practices are extremely rare. In addition, the research indicated very limited connection between 4R practices disclosed in the analyzed CSR-related reports and eco-innovation activities.

Keywords: circular economy, circularity, corporate social responsibility, CSR

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