Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2016, 64, 1037-1043
Published online 2016-07-04

Corporate Social Responsibility in Food Manufacturing Companies – Environmental Dimensions

Ľudmila Nagyová1, Mária Holienčinová1, Ingrida Košičiarová1, Tomáš Holota2

1Department of Marketing and Trade, Faculty of Economics and Management, Slovak University of Agriculture, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovak Republic
2Department of Quality and Engineering Technologies, Faculty of Engineering, Slovak University of Agriculture, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovak Republic

The degree of a company’s acceptance and integration of the CSR concept is directly reflected in the fundamental principles of the company. Through the environmental sustainability, a company can make a positive contribution to the society and the natural environment. Competitive and cost pressures are the key drivers of sustainable development in the industry. Today, many international food and drink companies are delivering excellent achievements. The present paper tries to highlight how much are food manufacturing companies committed to caring for the environment as a main component of their CSR strategy. In order to fulfil the defined objectives of the paper, the primary and secondary sources of information were collected and used, as well as there was used the method of interview, using a questionnaire (total number of respondents was 100 food manufacturing companies). In our research the highest percentage of large, SMC and micro companies indicated the reduction of negative operational impacts as the most important commitment of companies in relation to environment. Most large companies invest to installing pollution reducing technology to improve environmental quality (67%) and utilizing more environmentally friendly raw materials (51%). These areas indicated the highest percentage as well as for SMC. In the case of large companies there are more visible movements in environmental practices than in micro and small-medium companies.


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