The clean development mechanism (CDM) project is a cost-effective instrument to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to transfer technology and capital from industrialized to developing countries. HRM practices are important sustainable development co-benefits of CDM projects and Brazil is the third largest CDM project developer in the world. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the HRM practices declared by Brazilian CDM projects and how these practices have been, in fact, implemented by the proponents of these projects.
A mixed methodology was developed, based especially on qualitative and quantitative methods, in the Brazilian context.
The authors found that CDM activities are improving recruitment, human resource participation and training practices in Brazilian companies, influencing the integration of environmental management into HRM practices – green HRM. In addition, the study presents hints of interesting avenues to explore in further studies. For example, why is it that some organizations are able to change the routines associated with organizational learning and/or culture while others are not.
The overall results suggested that there is further potential within GHG emissions reduction projects to improve green HRM.
Fernández, L., Ventura, A., Andrade, J., Lumbreras, J. and Cobo-Benita, J. (2017), "The effect of clean development mechanism projects on human resource management practices in Brazil", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 37 No. 10, pp. 1348-1365. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-06-2015-0380Download as .RIS
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