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Corporate Environmental Responsibility (CER): A case of Logistics Companies in Sweden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Corporate environmental responsibilities of organizations have become an eminent consideration among organizational managers and scholars in recent years. Environmental issues have gained much momentum that virtually every group of stakeholders is now demanding environmental efficiency from contemporary organizations. This study investigated environmental practices of two logistics companies in Sweden with the aim to shed light on the measures taken by these companies in response to the environmental impacts of their business activities. We investigated: How and why are logistics service providers in Sweden responding to the demand for environmental responsible business practice?


Based on a qualitative research design, a case study was conducted with DHL and PostNord AB. The results of the study show that the case companies perform environmental practices to reduce the carbon emissions of their business operations due to stakeholders demand. The findings identify stakeholders such as, customers, the Swedish government and shareholders/investors as those that exert the most pressure on the case companies regarding their environmental practices and initiatives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Corporate environmental responsibility, Sustainability, Green initiatives, Corporate social responsibility, Logistics companies, Carbon dioxide, Greenhouse gas emissions.
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-226829OAI: diva2:727457
Subject / course
Business Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in Business and Management
Available from: 2014-06-23 Created: 2014-06-21 Last updated: 2014-06-23Bibliographically approved

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