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Responsible construction?

Lou, Eric, Lee, Angela, Wu, Song and Mathison, Gill (2015) Responsible construction? International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management, 4 (4). pp. 342-358. ISSN 1753-3600

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Abstract

The ability of the construction industry to innovate in order to improve its practice has been widely debated over the years. As more and more organisations in other sectors, globally, are addressing 21st century consumer challenges: encompassing fair-trade, ethically sourced and more recycled products; and are reporting on their corporate responsibility performance (such as Marks and Spencer's Plan A, The Co-operative, The Body Shop etc), isn't it about time the construction industry followed suit? This paper investigates what really needs to change for the construction to progressively and sustainably improve its position in terms of being 'responsible.'The ability of the construction industry to innovate in order to improve its practice has been widely debated over the years. As more and more organisations in other sectors, globally, are addressing 21st century consumer challenges: encompassing fair-trade, ethically sourced and more recycled products; and are reporting on their corporate responsibility performance (such as Marks and Spencer's Plan A, The Co-operative, The Body Shop etc), isn't it about time the construction industry followed suit? This paper investigates what really needs to change for the construction to progressively
and sustainably improve its position in terms of being 'responsible.'

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Angela Lee
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2015 14:04
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 14:38
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/23484

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