Empirical Research: Systematic and Scientific Analysis of Corporate Environmental Responsibility
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“System Of Systematic Methodology” (SOSM) requires that system
practitioners not only check the problem situation from many different angels, but also
integrate different systematic methodologies. It respects the strengths of various
schools of system thinking and encourages different methods. For the complex system
of CER, it can be improved through rigorous methods of system science to solve the
current problem. The long-standing smog has seriously affected the daily life and
public health, and has attracted wide attention from the whole society. It is an urgent
problem that needs to be tackled with. In order to understand the actual situation of
CER awareness and implementation, and to provide reference for the key indicators of
CER construction, an empirical study on 30 Chinese heterogeneous enterprises is
carried out. Based on the views and methodologies of SDS and learning from SOSM,
this chapter combines the qualitative analysis and quantitative research and strives to
achieve the research objective. By principle component analysis, the main factors of
corporate environmental responsibility (CER) are found out: 1. Consumer satisfaction;
2. Investor satisfaction; 3. The frequency of environmental reporting to investors; 4.
The importance of CER; 5. The status of CER in corporate social responsibility; 6. The
government’s regulation of the enterprise environment; 7. Corporate correspondence to
environmental protection laws and regulations; 8. The clear internal environmental
management work resources, responsibilities and authority. This result is of
significance to guide the key work of enterprise environmental management.
Additionally, by cluster analysis, the 30 companies are classified into three main sets
and got different CER assessment.
Corporate environmental responsibility (CER), Empirical analysis,
Investigation, Principle component analysis, Systematic and scientific analysis.
School of Economics, Shanghai University, China.