Show simple item record Thilakarathna, T De Silva, S 2013-11-11T16:08:58Z 2013-11-11T16:08:58Z 2013-11-11
dc.description.abstract Establishment of Green Factories (GF) is considered as an effective mean of mitigating the negative impacts of industrial development. Yet in Sri Lanka, the voluntarily adaptation for such approach is hardly seen among the manufacturing companies, mainly due to their lack of awareness on the potential benefits and costs. Therefore, this study attempts to determine the effects of a GF on environmental benefits, employee perception and performance, and economical advantage to the company by selecting two factories (i.e. GF and a comparable normal factory) of an apparel manufacturer in Sri Lanka. Data were collected from equal numbers of randomly selected 60 factory floor employees and 20 factory floor staff in two factories using a self-administered questionnaire and interviews in addition to company records as secondary data. The results revealed that there are many benefits of GF to environment, employees, and economy of the company. The GF achieves environment sustainability through providing eco-friendly indoor and outdoor workplace environment; optimizing resource performance, including energy and water; and reducing, recycling and reusing wastes. In the GF, every employee enjoys fresh air, better light, comfortable surroundings, and beautiful outdoor views of intact nature. This improves employee health, wellbeing and productivity. The company is benefited economically from reducing costs; improving employee productivity and quality of work; reducing employee absenteeism rate and turnover; and improving brand equity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Green factory en_US
dc.subject employee performance en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.title Sustainability through building of green factories en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.year 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.conference ICSBE-2012: International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment en_US Kandy, Sri Lanka en_US en_US en_US

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