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A review of construction companies' attitudes to sustainability

Myers, Danny


Danny Myers


In the last decade several initiatives have been taken to encourage the construction industry to support the agenda of sustainable development. On the basis of public disclosures made by companies listed on the UK Stock Exchange this paper reviews current attitudes to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The findings suggest that very few of the major companies positively embrace these ideas. It is subsequently argued that the fragmented and diverse nature of the industry further complicates the transition towards sustainable construction. The conclusion is that even though the construction industry has its own sustainability agenda, relatively few companies have changed their business paradigm. © 2005 Taylor & Francis.


Myers, D. (2005). A review of construction companies' attitudes to sustainability. Construction Management and Economics, 23(8), 781-785.

Journal Article Type Review
Publication Date Oct 1, 2005
Journal Construction Management and Economics
Print ISSN 0144-6193
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 8
Pages 781-785
Keywords corporate social responsibility, sustainable construction, public disclosures, UK government initiatives
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