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Type: Conference paper
Title: Sustainability reporting in construction contractors: a case study
Author: Zuo, J.
Zhao, Z.
Xia, B.
Zillante, G.
Pan, Z.
Citation: Proceedings of the 18th International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, 2014 / Yang, D., Qian, Y. (ed./s), pp.341-348
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publisher Place: Berlin
Issue Date: 2014
ISBN: 9783642449161
Conference Name: 18th International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate CRIOCM2013 (19 Oct 2013 - 20 Oct 2013 : Xian, China)
Editor: Yang, D.
Qian, Y.
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Jian Zuo, Zhenyu Zhao, Bo Xia, George Zillante, and Zhi-Yang Pan
Abstract: Construction activities have significant impacts on the environment, economy and society. As a result, sustainability has become an agenda in construction related business. This is evidenced by an increasingly number of construction related companies adopting sustainability reporting practice. Construction contractors are no exception. This study aims to investigate the sustainability reporting practices adopted by top Chinese contractors active in the international arena. The focus is placed on those Chinese contractors ranked top 50 by the Engineering News Record (ENR) top 225 international contractors. The results showed that the sustainability reporting practices of these top Chinese contractors, in terms of both approaches and the depth, varied significantly however there is a clear trend of growing level of disclosure of sustainability related information. Similarly, environmental sustainability seems the predominate focus of sustainability reporting exercises of top international contractors from China. These findings help to assist senior management of construction contractors to form business strategies to facilitate disclosure and other sustainability related practices
Keywords: Sustainability reporting; China; Contractors
Rights: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-44916-1_34
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