Greening a Brazilian cotton seed processing company: From challenges to strategic opportunities, Adriano Teixeira, Vinicius Bello, Talita Teixeira, Charbel Jabbour and Jorge Oliveira
Adriano Alves Teixeira, Talita Borges Teixeira, Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour
Industrial Engineering and Management
UNESP – Univ Estadual Paulista (Sao Paulo State University), Bauru
Vinicius Fernando Bello
University Center “Toledo”, Araçatuba
Jorge Henrique Caldeira de Oliveira
University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto
Purpose: This paper aims to shed light on a current and important theme that has been gaining increasing importance for governments, society and companies: the greening of agricultural companies in developing countries. The research objective is to classify a Brazilian cotton seed processing company in the evolutionary stages of environmental management: reactive, preventive or proactive.
Design/methodology/approach: A case study was conducted in a Brazilian cotton seed processing company.
Findings: The main results are: the studied company is positioned in the preventive stage of environmental management; this company is investing in operational green practices; environmental management in this company is motivated by various factors aiming at an increased competitive advantage. Finally, it can be concluded that this company is looking for green opportunities towards the proactive environmental management stage.
Originality/value: This paper explores a scarce theme: green issues in the cotton seed processing industry.
Keywords: Agricultural management; Cottonseed processing; Green management; Environmental management; Brazil; Agriculture.
Citation: Alves Teixeira, A., Fernando Bello, V., Borges Teixeira, T., José Chiappetta Jabbour, C. and Henrique Caldeira de Oliveira, J. (2013), "Greening a Brazilian cotton seed processing company: From challenges to strategic opportunities", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 123-130. https://doi.org/10.1108/20425941311323127