Green HRM in Pursuit of Environmentally Sustainable Business
Universal Journal of Industrial and Business Management, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 74-81, June, 2015, ISSN: 2332-3310 (Print), ISSN: 2332-3329 (Online), Horizon Research Publishing Corporation, Alhambra, USA.
8 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2015
Date Written: June 1, 2015
Environmental sustainability is generating increased concern among business executives, governments, consumers, and management scholars. Amidst the stakeholders’ struggle and the challenges and opportunities from environmental concerns, HRM function joins the ongoing discussions and debates. The business domain sees the genesis of Green HRM with the expanding role of the HRM function in pursuit of environmentally sustainable business. Are HRM (or simply, HR) policies and practices getting transformed to incorporate a new way of work for people? The ‘green’ way? In view of this, the paper intends to explain the concept of Green Human Resource Management, the companies’ approach towards green HRM, its advantages, policies and practices. The paper discusses the current trends of green HRM practices in companies based on findings from a few studies, survey reports and secondary data from companies’ web resources. It also brings out the role of HRM function towards creating a ‘green’ culture in companies.
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Keywords: Green HRM, Environmental Management, Sustainability, Green HRM Policies and Practices
JEL Classification: E20, J00, J20, J24, J28, J40, J41, J44, J50, J51, J58, M10, M12, M50, M51, M54, O15, O20, Q20
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