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A study of green factory practices in Malaysia manufacturing industry


Ahmad, Md Fauzi and Ismail, Siti Norziah and Hassan, Mohd Fahrul and Chan, Shiau Wei and Abdul Hamid, Norhadilah and Ahmad, Ahmad Nur Aizat and Mohd Nawi, Mohd Nasrun and Abdul Rahman, Nor Aida (2019) A study of green factory practices in Malaysia manufacturing industry. International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM), 8 (1). pp. 772-776. ISSN 2050-7399

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Abstract

Green Factory is a management tool for eliminate environment burden such as waste, chemical and pollution. Economic development grew too fast has effected major impact to environment. Carbon dioxide, loss of biodiversity, degradation of natural resources, global warming, ozone layer depletion and deforestation have effected on the environment. Based on world statistics, Malaysia has produced 29 million tonnes carbon dioxide and ranked 26th (0.66%) of the 215 countries in the world. 110 world leaders including Malaysia has agreed to work for reducing carbon dioxide gas in the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit 2009. Five main criteria for Green Factory have been identified; (1) Solar power generation systems, (2) Fuel cells system, (3) Co generation systems, (4) Air conditioning units and (5) Recycling system. A study was conducted to manufacturing companies that adopted Green Factory practices to assess its their green practices for minimizing environmental problems. The samples were 300 companies in Malaysia. Finally, 20% response rate has been received, with 60 respondents. Based on descriptive result, recycling shows the highest level of practices, followed by solar power co generations system, air conditioning units and fuel cells system. This study result shows Green Factory has significant relationship with environment performance (r=0.684, P<0.05) and business performance (r=0.510, P<0.05). Overall, the survey result shows green factory practices has significant impact on Malaysia manufacturing companies. In conclusion, Green Factory can be used as effective tool for improving not only for environment performance but also for business performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Total Quality Management, Green Factory and Malaysia Manufacturing Companies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2019 08:03
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2019 08:03
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/26206

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