Corporate social responsibility in wood-based panel industry: main strategies from four enterprises in China

Feifei Lu, Zuomin Wen, Dalia D'amato, Anne Toppinen

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Abstract

With economic globalization and the diffusion of corporate social responsibility (CSR), firms are increasingly moving from using reactive to more proactive strategies in their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies. Wood-based panel processing enterprises, which are particularly sensitive to environmental and social issues, are increasingly developing their CSR strategies. Previous research on environmental protection and responsibility in this industry mainly focused on single aspects, such as the control of volatile noxious gases, while neglecting comprehensive social environmental responsibility strategies, especially in emerging economies. This article adopts a case-study approach which analyses the main CSR strategies of four leading Chinese wood-based panel processing enterprises. The study provides a reference for similar enterprises in China and other developing economies on CSR/ESG strategies. Even though context specific, our findings can provide further impetus for research and discussion on other emerging economies which share similar institutional characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
JournalForest Products Journal
Volume68
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)163-171
Number of pages9
ISSN0015-7473
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 4112 Forestry
  • PERFORMANCE
  • PULP

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Corporate social responsibility in wood-based panel industry : main strategies from four enterprises in China. / Lu, Feifei; Wen, Zuomin; D'amato, Dalia; Toppinen, Anne.

In: Forest Products Journal, Vol. 68, No. 2, 2018, p. 163-171.

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