Effect of Environmental Fairness on Assets Utilization in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Companies: An Empirical Analysis
Journal of Finance and Accounting
Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020, Pages: 236-243
Received: Sep. 9, 2020; Accepted: Sep. 21, 2020; Published: Sep. 28, 2020
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Olubunmi Ogunode, Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management Sciences, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Nigeria
Folajimi Adegbie, Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management Sciences, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Nigeria
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Protection of environment and evidence of such efforts by companies sensitive to the environmental issues have not been convincingly clear. The attitudinal landscape of insensitivity and unfair treatment of environmental protection by the environment sensitive establishments in the downstream activities have become worrisome, particularly where expected returns from assets utilization now overrides concern the planet protection and fair treatments of the host communities where they operate. Consequently, an examination of environmental fairness and its effects on assets utilization. The population consisted of 12 oil and gas companies engaged in the downstream activities. Selection of companies using a purposive sampling technique for a period of 16 years 2003-2018 was explored. Inferential statistics was adopted in the data analysis and multicollinearity test carried out to determine the presence or absence of multicollinearity, showed no negative effect, while Breusch-Pagan / Cook-Weisberg test for heteroscedasticity was carried out for residual constantans. Environmental fairness had a statistically and positively significant impact on asset utilization (Adj R2=0.30; F-statistics(3, 44) =226.3; p-value=0.00 < 0.05). The study recommended that management of oil and gas companies should also ensure adequate support to the community through corporate social responsibility by implementing policies that reflect their environmental consciousness as well as ensuring full disclosure of all such activities in their published annual reports.
Assets Utilization, Downstream Activities, Environmental Fairness, Oil Spillage, Pollutions
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Olubunmi Ogunode, Folajimi Adegbie, Effect of Environmental Fairness on Assets Utilization in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Companies: An Empirical Analysis, Journal of Finance and Accounting. Vol. 8, No. 5, 2020, pp. 236-243. doi: 10.11648/j.jfa.20200805.14
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