Innovation Level of Sustainable Practices Adopted in Industrial Enterprises


  • Simone Sehnem Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina – UNOESC, Brasil



Sustainability. Sustainable practices. Sustainable innovation.


This research aimed to identify the level of innovation of sustainable practices by industrial companies. This is a descriptive study that made use of a questionnaire answered by 50 industrial companies. The results show that environmental practices at full level by 68% of businesses are monitoring the risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change; 56% of companies surveyed are waste separation; followed by the realization of related health and safety training at work in 52% of cases surveyed; and 48% monitoring and recording of injuries, the injury rate, the rate of occupational diseases, lost days, absenteeism and number of work-related fatalities for all workers. Among the practices adopted not stand out incineration (burning mass) (80% of companies surveyed); hiring indigenous and tribal employees (68%); composting (64%) and use of surface water in the process. Therefore, the study contributed to the disclosure cleaner called production innovations and also pipe end technologies. Some social practices that signal a commitment of the organizations with human resources and the humanization and also economical focused on continuous improvement.


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How to Cite

Sehnem, S. (2016). Innovation Level of Sustainable Practices Adopted in Industrial Enterprises. International Journal of Professional Business Review, 1(1), 60–77.