By Martin Freedman, Bikki Jaggi
The accounting occupation, particularly within the US, has misplaced credibility and this has critical implications for environmental reporting. As a few papers during this quantity attest, the volume of environmental reporting has elevated within the interval from the 1980s-mid Nineteen Nineties. although, the price of these disclosures is open to severe query. The learn for many of the papers during this quantity was once accomplished sooner than the Enron scandal, however the findings point out a necessity to reassess what's suggested in regards to the firm's dating to the actual atmosphere.
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First, content analysis based on a coding scheme adapted from Wiseman (1982) was used. Under this approach, the environmental disclosures identified through review of the annual reports and the web pages were analyzed, and companies were awarded 40 DENNIS M. 15 Borrowing from Deegan and Rankin (1997, p. ” The disclosures related to remediation problems – acknowledgment of exposures, specific disclosure as a Potentially Responsible Party under Superfund statutes,16 and disclosures of accruals or expenses related to remediation activities – would all appear to indicate that the company is responsible for past negative environmental actions.
Accordingly, the purpose of this study is to identify how firm-specific environmental disclosure on corporate web pages compares to disclosure in annual reports and whether the Internet is in fact being used to further environmental communication with stakeholders. In addition, the study seeks to identify whether web page environmental disclosure, like financial report environmental disclosure, appears to be a function of corporate attempts at legitimation. S. firms (32 chemical industry companies and 30 electrical equipment companies).
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