International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

Green Manufacturing and Operational Performance of a Firm: Case of Cement Manufacturing in Kenya
Selina Mukonzo Eshikumo, Dr. Stephen Ochieng Odock

Abstract
Green Manufacturing includes all practices connected with ecological concerns that constantly incorporate environmental manufacturing processes and products. Green Manufacturing considers decrease from the start or prevention, recycling and green product designs. It focuses on the greening production stage where pollutants are largely generated. The outcomes of these strategies would be no pollution, defects, downtime and zero inventories. The study sought to establish the relationship between green manufacturing practices and operational performance of a selected cement manufacturing company in Kenya. Secondary data on green manufacturing practices and operational performance was collected for a period of 4 years from 2011-2014. The results indicate a significant relationship between green manufacturing practices and operational performance. There is also compliance with the Kenya’s environmental management and co-ordination regulations for 1999 on the part of the cement manufacturing firm. The study emphasises the implementation of green manufacturing projects that would focus on eliminating or controlling all kinds of pollution in its conclusion.

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