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Improving the Performance of Entities in the Mining Industry by Optimizing Green Business Processes and Emission Inventories

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Faculty of Finance-Banking, Accounting and Business Administration, Titu Maiorescu University, 040051 Bucharest, Romania
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Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, 050107 Bucharest, Romania
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Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy, Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, 040051 Bucharest, Romania
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Faculty of Economic Sciences, 1 Decembrie 1918 University, 510009 Alba-Iulia, Romania
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Faculty of Economic Sciences, Valahia University, Carol I Bvd, No. 2, 130024 Targoviste, Romania
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Processes 2019, 7(8), 543; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr7080543
Received: 5 July 2019 / Revised: 9 August 2019 / Accepted: 12 August 2019 / Published: 16 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Design and Control of Sustainable Systems)
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Abstract

Due to environmental considerations, environmental sustainability has become the main target of contemporary organizations, which has a direct influence on increasing their performance. The purpose of this study was to present the efficiency of green business process optimization for the performances of mining entities. Quantitative research was carried out on a sample of 209 people in an economic entity in the mining industry. The results of the study indicated real possibilities to achieve the objectives set in the research undertaken. Using business process management, the authors examined how green business processes can be optimized in a Romanian mining entity. The main results determined the degree of pollution from suspended and sedimentary dust particles due to coal production from the mining entity that was studied. Moreover, the present research proved that certain key environmental indicators underlie the performance and optimization of green business processes. The practical implications of this study are to respect and continually improve the management of the processes of activities, to reduce the costs of depollution and increase the performances. View Full-Text
Keywords: business process optimization; economic sustainability; green activities; mining industry; performance; suspended and sedimental powders business process optimization; economic sustainability; green activities; mining industry; performance; suspended and sedimental powders
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Oncioiu, I.; Căpuşneanu, S.; Oprea Constantin, D.-M.; Türkeș, M.C.; Topor, D.I.; Bîlcan, F.R.; Petrescu, A.G. Improving the Performance of Entities in the Mining Industry by Optimizing Green Business Processes and Emission Inventories. Processes 2019, 7, 543.

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