Environmental sustainability is concerned with the preservation of the environment and the sustained use of natural resources without endangering the environment and the needs of future generations. Currently the topic is receiving attention in business and society due to society´s growing concern with the preservation of the environment. Therefore, companies have been and feel obligated to minimize their environmental impact and to adopt sustainable practices. Despite their commitment to environmental sustainability, companies encountered difficulties in the implementation of these practices, so it became evident the need to identify the role and actions of leaders in the implementation of the practices. This study aims to identify the role of middle management in the implementation of environmentally sustainable practices at Auchan Maia. The research is based on qualitative research, more specifically in a study case. To answer the research question, techniques such as observation, document analysis and interviews were used, and complemented with data triangulation to strengthen the research. This study concluded that middle management plays an important role in the implementation of the practices by promoting them among their teams, by raising awareness, and by committing and supporting their teams in the implementation of the practices.
|Date of Award||14 Jul 2022|
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Supervisor||Camilo José Lopes Valverde (Supervisor)|
- Environmental sustainability
- Middle management
- Retail industry