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Analysis the drivers of environmental responsibility of Chinese auto manufacturing industry based on triple bottom line

Zhang, Hua, Zhang, Meihang, Yan, Wei, Liu, Ying, Jiang, Zhigang and Li, Shengqiang 2021. Analysis the drivers of environmental responsibility of Chinese auto manufacturing industry based on triple bottom line. Processes 9 (5) , 751. 10.3390/pr9050751

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Abstract

The rapid increasing number of automobile products has brought great convenience to people’s living, but it has also caused serious environmental issues, waste of resources and energy shortage during its whole lifecycle. Corporate Environmental Responsibility (CER) refers to the company’s responsibility to avoid damage to the natural environment derived from its corporate social responsibility (CSR), and it plays an important role in solving resource and environmental problems. However, due to various internal and external reasons, it is difficult for the automobile manufacturing industry to find the key drivers for the implementation of CER. This research proposes a model framework that uses the fuzzy decision-making test and evaluation laboratory (fuzzy DEMATEL) method to analyze the drivers of CER from the perspective of the triple bottom line (TBL) of economy, environment and society. Firstly, the common drivers of CER are collected using literature review and questionnaire survey methods. Secondly, the key drivers are analyzed by using the fuzzy DEMATEL. Finally, the proposed approach was verified through a case study. The research results show that some effective measures to implement CER can be provided for the government, the automobile manufacturing industry and the public to promote sustainable development of Chinese Auto Manufacturing Industry (CAMI).

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Additional Information: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (https:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/ 4.0/
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2227-9717
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 April 2021
Date of Acceptance: 22 April 2021
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2021 15:33
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/140797

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