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An Analysis of the Perception and Use of Ecodesign Practices by Companies

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Abstract

This article investigates aspects related to the adoption of ecodesign practices by companies. It is descriptive in nature, based on a quantitative survey. We considered 10 indicators of ecological design principles and ecodesign practices, obtained from a review of the relevant literature, and administered a questionnaire to 340 respondents on the set of indicators investigated. We conclude that in addition to meeting legal requirements, the adoption of ecodesign practices benefits the environment and society as a whole. It also enhances firms’ social image by publicizing their concern for environmental preservation and reduces the use of materials and consumption of energy.

Keyword : Ecodesign, Environmental management, Sustainability Ecodesign, Gestão ambiental, Sustentabilidade

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Laruccia, M. M., & Garcia, M. G. (2015). An Analysis of the Perception and Use of Ecodesign Practices by Companies. Brazilian Business Review, 12(3), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.15728/bbr.2015.12.3.1

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