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Byggbranschens implementering av hållbarhetsarbetet: -En kvalitativ studie som studerar byggföretag i Sverige
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science. Mr.
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science. Mr.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract Today's society is developing towards a more conscious and dedicated attitude concerning the need for sustainable businesses. To ensure that the construction business who is responsible for massive impacts to environment and the society, the legislation demanding sustainability reporting has been passed in the EU. The purpose of this legislation is to force companies to include the environmental and social aspects of their operations and not just the economic. The purpose of this study is therefore to investigate how the construction companies in Sweden has been affected due to the legislation on sustainability reporting. The aim of this study is, through a qualitative working method, to answer which governing instruments the construction companies use in order to implement sustainability in the entire organisation on a day to day basis. The study has investigated four construction companies largely based in and around the three biggest cities in Sweden, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. The interviewees in each company has a role in which they are involved in the strategic operations towards sustainability. The aim is here for the study to answer which governing instruments has been the most influential and successful. The results of the study reveals that beyond the legislation each company has a very different approach and layout concerning the sustainability reporting. The reason for this is because each company has different guidelines through frameworks and certification standards. Depending on what they consider to be vital elements to report, the reportings differ leading to different forms of governing throughout the companies. This also shows that the most successful governing instruments differ as well. Although the study concludes that the companies have mutual governing instruments in the form of education for the employees to enhance competence. It also shows that they all use instruments impacting employee values which leads to a comprehensible understanding of the company’s visions and guidelines.

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2018. , p. 43
Keywords [en]
Sustainability, Implementation, Stakeholder engagement in sustainability, Triple bottom line approach, Socio-ecological sustainability
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-37110OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-37110DiVA, id: diva2:1219589
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Business
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Energy and Business Administration Programme, 180 credits
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2018-05-28, Campus Varberg, Otto Torells gata 16, 432 44 Varberg, Varberg, 07:45 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2018-06-26 Created: 2018-06-16 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved

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