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Author(s): Barbara Hadryjańska

Title: Implementing the Idea of Sustainable Development in the Dairy Enterprises in Poland

Source: International Scientific Days 2018 :: Towards Productive, Sustainable and Resilient Global Agriculture and Food Systems :: Proceedings

ISBN: 978-80-7598-180-6


Publisher: Wolters Kluwer ČR, Prague

PY, pages: 2018, 944-958

Published on-line: 2018-11-09

Language: eng

Abstract: The conception of sustainable development is a relevant element of the country policy and in order to realize it, the whole society must be involved, including the processing industry which interferes in the natural environment through using its’ resources and emission of pollution. One of the branches of the agro-food sector in Poland realizing the demand of that conception is the dairy industry. The aim of the elaboration is presentation of the activities realized in the dairy industries in the range of sustainable development. The first part describes the assumptions of that conception and implementing those assumptions in reference to the production firms. In the second part, based on the analysis of the results of the empirical studies, implementing the basic activities in the dairy industries were described, taking into consideration such elements like water and sewage management, waste management and protection of the atmospheric air. The basic tool for empirical research was a questionnaire. The surveys were carried out in 76 Polish dairy enterprises in Poland, including 20 small, 40 medium and 16 large ones, from over 200 ones performing in the time. The majority of the Polish dairy enterprises implements the pro-environmental activities, which are consistent with the conception of sustainable development. Beside the environmental aspect which concerns protection of the basic environmental components, those activities also realize the economic aspect, because their effect is saving the raw materials, the energy and the material used in the production process, which in turn translates to financial savings.

Keywords: dairy enterprises, pro-environmental activities,sustainabledevelopment

JEL Classification: D24, L23, L53, L66

Rights:Open Access :: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 International Licence
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