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Corporate sustainability reporting index and baseline data for the cruise industry

Bonilla-Priego, MJ, Font, X and Pacheco-Olivares, MDR (2014) Corporate sustainability reporting index and baseline data for the cruise industry Tourism Management, 44. pp. 149-160.

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Abstract

Sustainability policies and corporate reports demonstrate the impacts cruise companies acknowledge as their responsibility, and the actions put in place to address them. This paper develops a corporate social responsibility index based on the Global Reporting Initiative, with industry specific additions including labor and human rights, health and safety, and environmental and economic aspects. Companies disclose more management than performance data, which is typical of early stages of development. Companies disclosing less information focus on soft indicators which are easy to mimic and demonstrate posturing. Items disclosed tend to be marginal to the core of the business, have a positive economic impact or pre-empt sector regulation. Reports echo the voice of the corporations and not the demands of stakeholders. Institutional isomorphism has not influenced a homogenization in reporting, with only the largest firms reporting at this stage.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Sustainability
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Bonilla-Priego, MJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Font, Xx.font@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Pacheco-Olivares, MDRUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : October 2014
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.tourman.2014.03.004
Copyright Disclaimer : 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
Uncontrolled Keywords : social, environmental, responsibility, legitimization, stakeholder, Global Reporting Initiative
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:36
Last Modified : 18 May 2017 13:13
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/820826

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