Employee Involvement With Green Human Resource Management Policies And Practices In Manufacturing Units: A Descriptive Study

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Swagato Roy Chowdhury , Dr. Arindam Ghosh , Dr. Saileswar Ghosh


Green Human Resource Management (GHRM) refers to executing Human Resource management (HRM) policies to ascertain sustainable use of essential business resources to promote
eco-friendly practices. In today’s world, Green Human Resource Management (GHRM) has become a key business strategy for the organizations. As a part of Corporate Social Responsibilities, many organizations in India have adopted green initiatives. The key among them are minimizing carbon footprint, saving natural resources, decreasing industrial waste and increasing awareness among employees. This study largely focuses upon the various Green Human Resource Management policies and practices adopted by the various manufacturing organizations in Dhulagarh, Dasnagar, and Belilious Lane regions of Howrah district and how their employees are involved in such initiatives. The employee involvement to any newly adopted process will lead the process towards effectiveness. The study was primarily conducted in rural industrial areas with the medium and small manufacturing establishments. The study illustrates the status of green human resource management initiatives of these organisations and how the employees recognise and relate themselves with these now-age activities. A sample of 65 respondents was selected and their responses were documented regarding GHRM policies and practices in those organisations. The survey involved all employee hierarchies in sample to obtain comprehensive and more representative opinions about the research problem –the employee involvement with Green HRM policies and practices of their respective organisations.

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