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Socioenvironmental Policies in Brazil and England in a Cosmetics Industry—A Comparative Study

  • Amanda Espósito BorgesEmail author
  • Lucas Ferrari Pinto dos Santos
  • João Luiz de Moraes Hoefel
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Part of the World Sustainability Series book series (WSUSE)

Abstract

Currently, in the business context, due to the relevance and necessity of policies aiming socioenvironmental preservation, many organizations have being pressured to invest in new ideals and actions that generate less social and environmental impacts, besides the adoption of sustainable practices in their management. This study seeks to analyze and identify sustainable practices carried out by a Cosmetics Company in two countries: Brazil, where its subsidiary is located and in the United Kingdom, where its head office is based, with more established sustainable practices. In order to carry out the study, examples of sustainable socioenvironmental actions were analyzed and collected in the literature and in websites of recognized institutions as examples of sustainable good practices, to compare later them with practices used by the Cosmetics Company. Thus, this paper presents a comparative analysis between existing environmental policies used in Brazil and England, and how they affect the practice and management of the same company in these two countries. In both cases, socioenvironmental sustainability actions were identified as an effective part of each company organizational culture, but there are also differentiated positions in some areas of action, as well as significant differences in socioenvironmental and business policies of both countries.

Keywords

Environmental policies Corporate sustainable Sustainable practices Socioenvironmental practices Social responsibility 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda Espósito Borges
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lucas Ferrari Pinto dos Santos
    • 1
  • João Luiz de Moraes Hoefel
    • 2
  1. 1.Curso de Administração - Faculdades AtibaiaAtibaiaBrazil
  2. 2.Curso Tecnológico em Gestão Ambiental e Núcleo de Estudos em Sustentabilidade e Cultura - Faculdades AtibaiaAtibaiaBrazil

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