International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Green Operations and Organizational Performance
Thomas Ngniatedema, Suhong Li

This study investigates the influence of green operations on organizational performance for the top 500 publicly traded companies in the US. Based on metrics for environmental impact and green reputation, manufacturing companies scored lower on the environmental impact metric and higher on the green reputation metric than companies in services industries. Additionally, the overall impact of green operations was found to be different between the manufacturing and service firms studied. For manufacturing firms, environmental impact score and green policies and performance score were found to have an impact on organizational performance; while, green reputation plays a more important role in impacting the organizational performance of service firms.

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