The Role of HRM in Promoting Environmental Sustainability Within Organisations

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R.V.Palanivel, Rashi, Madhuri Aggarwal, Kalpana Kataria, Arjyalopa Mishra, Ashutosh Deshpande


To meet the knowledge and competency difficulties posed by the new processes and technologies of Industry 4.0, modern human resource management must adopt new strategic methods. The significance of social, ethical, and environmental goals is also being recognised by businesses. Businesses are shifting their emphasis from maximising profits to improving the lives of their employees, the communities in which they operate, and the environment. Sustainable Human Resource Management is one of the fields that advocates for "green" jobs. When an organization's human capital embraces new ecological methodologies and incorporates creative sustainable strategies, it may accomplish the sustainable development goals (SDGs). They lay out the blueprint for future HR strategies and practices that will help accomplish monetary, social, and ecological objectives while also ensuring the longevity of the HR foundation. Manufacturing and large-scale service businesses are their main areas of interest. There will be a greater need for highly educated workers as the number of complicated workplaces grows as a consequence of the ongoing automation of basic production processes. And for this, we need to use cutting-edge methods and fresh concepts. To help businesses and HR departments face the new challenges of Industry 4.0, this article will detail the steps used to create a competency model and provide a framework for using it. In addition, we will provide a synopsis of the possibilities and threats that could shape HRM's trajectory in the years to come.

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