University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0780
Survey Title Questionnaire on Efforts of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to Tackle Environmental Problems, 2010
Depositor Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute
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Period of Data Use Permission One year
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Summary Consciousness of global environmental problems is growing around the world, and Japan is being asked to make more aggressive efforts. Environmental problems require responses by large companies and the public sector, naturally, but also by small and medium enterprises, which account for 99% of companies.

Accordingly, this survey was conducted to explore the state of small and medium companies’ efforts to tackle environmental issues and problems with sustaining such efforts.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Small and medium enterprises in the construction, manufacturing, wholesaling, transport, and telecommunications industries
Unit of Observation Organization
Sample Size Sample size: 19,985 companies, valid Responses: 6,828 (Valid Response Rate: 34.2%)
Date of Collection 2010-07-01 ~ 2010-07-01
Time Period 2010 ~ 2010
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure Other
Extracted from companies that received financing from the Japan Finance Corporation (Micro Business and Individual Unit/Small and Medium Enterprise Unit)
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Mail survey (anonymous questionnaire)
Investigator Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0780
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract in Japanese.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items (1) The managed enterprise
Types of transactions conducted, sales trends, profitability, environment-related laws and regulations that respondent follows in company management

(2) Efforts to tackle environmental issues
State of efforts, whether or not respondent has targets or plans, EMS (environmental management system) certification, areas where respondent had difficulty, what respondent did, whether efforts are proceeding smoothly

(3) Relationship between efforts to tackle environmental issues and business
Clients/customers who impose responding to environmental issues as a transaction condition, contents of condition/demand, support from clients/customers, benefits of efforts, problems with continuing efforts, managerial burden, future policy

(4) Relationship between growing environmental protection opportunities throughout society and business
Impact of growing environmental protection opportunities on business, positive effects, fields where spillover effects are expected

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2012/03/08
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Environment and conservation
Business/industrial management and organisation
Topics in SSJDA Economy/Industry/Management
Version 1 : 2012-03-08
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.