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A corporate sustainability maturity model for readiness assessment: a three-step development strategy

Yenny Sari (Department of Industrial Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia)
Akhmad Hidayatno (Department of Industrial Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia)
Amalia Suzianti (Department of Industrial Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia)
Markus Hartono (Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia)
Harman Susanto (Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia)

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 19 June 2020

Issue publication date: 2 June 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

One of the main challenges of organisations today is how to navigate their development into ideal sustainable organisations. However, each readiness level requires a different rubric of indicators. Therefore, this study develops a corporate sustainability maturity model (CSMM), which can be used by organisations to conduct self-assessments, identify their current sustainability maturity levels and transition into mature sustainable organisations.

Design/methodology/approach

This CSMM comprises various maturity domains, sub-domains and levels as well as a rubric of indicators for assessing the maturity of corporate sustainability. In its development, a systematic literature review examined existing maturity models, after which a pilot study, based on the literature review, content analysis and expert interviews, was used to create a prototype of the CSSM. Finally, the model was refined and expanded by considering practitioners' feedback and the tendencies of other sustainability maturity models.

Findings

On the basis of the findings, some Indonesian organisations conducted sustainability activities, without having a strategic plan. Moreover, the factors driving organisations to conduct sustainability efforts included external and internal pressure. However, typical factors, such as awareness of sustainability and organisational reputation gained from conducting sustainability activities, were insignificant in the sample.

Originality/value

This CSMM is the first sustainability maturity model developed for readiness assessment in an Indonesian context. Through this CSMM, organisations can determine their current readiness level of sustainability maturity and choose the correct indicators to help improve each sustainability domain in the matrix.

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Acknowledgements

The manuscript was funded by a grant from Universitas Indonesia [grant code: Hibah Q1Q2-2019] for submission financial support.

Citation

Sari, Y., Hidayatno, A., Suzianti, A., Hartono, M. and Susanto, H. (2021), "A corporate sustainability maturity model for readiness assessment: a three-step development strategy", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 70 No. 5, pp. 1162-1186. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-10-2019-0481

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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