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Creating a healthy work environment through sustainable practices : Future challenges

Bichard, E 2008, 'Creating a healthy work environment through sustainable practices : Future challenges' , in: The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Well Being , Oxford Handbooks Online , Oxford University Press, pp. 542-562.

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The concept of sustainability, and sustainable development, is based on the premiss that human society is able to find a way to fulfil its aspirations without undermining the environmental context that supports all life on the planet, or by exploiting people. The evidence currently available shows that it is very difficult to draw cause-and-effect conclusions between companies that have effective sustainability strategies, and the health of their workforce. There are some other factors which make it difficult to conclude that there has been an influence on the health of their workforce solely because of the motivational influence of environmental and social performance. Finally, much more work needs to be done before a firm line can be drawn between health and the sustainable workplace. If this can be achieved, then it will be one more piece of evidence that compels all organizations to invest in a sustainable future.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Cartwright, S and Cooper, CL
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Refereed: Yes
Series Name: Oxford Handbooks Online
ISBN: 9780199211913
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: E Bichard
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 13:08
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:21

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