This study aims to examine the relationship between environmental commitment and environmental sustainability practices of manufacturing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Uganda.
This study employed a cross-sectional and correlational design using evidence from 106 manufacturing SMEs in Uganda. Data was analyzed through Statistical Package for Social Sciences Version 23.
Results show that environmental commitment is a significant predictor of environmental sustainability practices and its dimensions which comprise of eco-friendly packaging, energy efficiency, waste management and water conservation of the manufacturing SMEs in Uganda.
This study offers initial evidence on the association between environmental commitment and environmental sustainability practices using evidence from a developing country’s perspective. The results also provide new insights on the relationship between environmental commitment and the dimensions of environmental sustainability practices which comprise of eco-friendly packaging, energy efficiency, waste management and water conservation.
The authors appreciate the financial and moral support received from Makerere University. This paper is part of my PhD work and the listed co-authors are my PhD supervisors. The authors also acknowledge the contribution of the Doctoral committee (Dr Akileng Godfrey, Dr Anthony Tibaingana, Dr Pros Katumba and Dr Namanya David) for the insightful guidance and suggestions toward this work.
Sendawula, K., Bagire, V., Mbidde, C.I. and Turyakira, P. (2021), "Environmental commitment and environmental sustainability practices of manufacturing small and medium enterprises in Uganda", Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, Vol. 15 No. 4, pp. 588-607. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEC-07-2020-0132
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