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Managing Human Resources for Environmental Sustainability

ISBN: 978-1-118-23483-9
450 pages
June 2012, Jossey-Bass
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Businesses are being pressured by governments, customers and employees alike to adopt environmentally-friendly policies and practices. This volume describes these trends and examines their implications for scholars and practitioners of human resource management. It explores the macro context that is shaping organizational responses to environmental concerns and includes several case studies that illustrate organizational initiatives that have clear implications for workforce management. The book also presents empirical research that is directly relevant to human resource management for environmentally-friendly organizations. International in scope it reflects concerns of different regions of the world North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
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Foreword (Allen I. Kraut)

Preface

The Authors

Part One: The Imperative for Environmental Sustainability

1 Portrait of a Slow Revolution Toward Environmental Sustainability (Susan E. Jackson)

2 The Strategic Importance of Environmental Sustainability (Stefan Ambec and Paul Lanoie)

3 The Role of Strategic Context in Environmental Sustainability Initiatives: Three Case Studies (Bruno Staffelbach, Ernst A. Brugger, and Serafin Bäbler)

4 Human Resource Management Efforts for Environmental Sustainability: A Survey of Organizations (Mark J. Schmit, Shawn Fegley, Evren Esen, Jennifer Schramm, and Alan Tomassetti)

Part Two: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations to Guide Environmental Initiatives

5 Employee Green Behaviors (Deniz S. Ones and Stephan Dilchert)

6 Demographic Characteristics and Employee Sustainability (Rachael M. Klein, Susan D'Mello, and Brenton M. Wiernik)

7 The Role of Commitment in Bridging the Gap Between Organizational Sustainability and Environmental Sustainability (Jessica Mesmer-Magnus, Chockalingam Viswesvaran, and Brenton M. Wiernik)

8 Measuring and Improving Environmental Sustainability (Stephan Dilchert and Deniz S. Ones)

9 Creating and Maintaining Environmentally Sustainable Organizations: Recruitment and On-Boarding (Talya N. Bauer, Berrin Erdogan, and Sully Taylor)

10 Leadership and Environmental Sustainability (Ellen Van Velsor and Laura Quinn)

Part Three: Case Studies Illustrating the Implementation of Environmental Initiatives

11 Environmental Sustainability and Employee Engagement at 3M (Karen B. Paul and Kevin J. Nilan)

12 EcoVision at Sherwin-Williams (Cathy L. Z. DuBois)

13 HR and Sustainability at Daimler AG (Jürgen Deller, Theresa Schnieders, and Angela Titzrath)

14 HR Initiatives for Environmental Mission Alignment at Aveda Corporation (Holly Johnson and Kristin Miller)

15 Environmental Sustainability Initiatives in Ugandan Light Industry (Daniel Manitsky and Patrice Murphy)

16 Human Resource Development Initiatives for Managing Environmental Concerns at McDonald's UK (Julie Haddock-Millar, Michael Müller-Camen, and Derek Miles)

17 Environmental Sustainability and Organization Sensing at Procter & Gamble (Andrew Biga, Stephan Dilchert, A. Silke McCance, Robert E. Gibby, and Anne Doyle Oudersluys)

18 Sustainability in Coffee Sourcing and Implications for Employee Engagement at Caribou Coffee (John P. Muros, Kevin Impelman, and Lewis Hollweg)

Part Four: Future Directions

19 Implications for HR and OD Professionals in the Future: Can I-O Principles and Practices Contribute to the Achievement of Corporate Environmental Sustainability? (Leaetta M. Hough and Robert C. Muschewske)

20 Building Empirical Foundations to Inform the Future Practice of Environmental Sustainability (Susan E. Jackson)

The Editors

Name Index

Subject Index

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Susan E. Jackson is Distinguished Professor of Human Resource Management, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University and Research Fellow, Lorange Institute of Business Z?rich.

Deniz S. Ones is the Hellervik Professor of Industrial Psychology and a Distinguished McKnight Professor at the University of Minnesota.

Stephan Dilchert is Assistant Professor of Management at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York.

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