Environmental management practices in the defence sector: Assessment of the Portuguese military's environmental profile

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Abstract

Environmental management practice in the military is a growing reality in many countries. The goal of this research was to assess Portuguese military environmental profile, as a first step towards evaluating environmental performance. This paper assesses how environmental practices have been adopted in this sector, based on a self-assessment by the services. A national survey was carried out, involving a representative sample of the armed forces and defence administration. Overall results show that the integration of environmental practices into the Portuguese military is quite new, although with a positive trend when compared with other public sectors. Among the three military branches, the air force has adopted the most environmental practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1117-1130
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume13
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

Keywords

  • Environmental management practices
  • Military sector
  • Questionnaire survey

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