The extent of involvement of corporates in environmental conservation in Kampala, Uganda
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The study assessed the extent of involvement of corporates in mitigating environmentally harmful activities and by-products that cause pollution. The specific objectives of the study were: (i) to determine contributions of corporates towards mitigation of environmentally harmful activities and by-products causing pollution and (ii) to examine the challenges faced by corporates in mitigating environmentally harmful activities and by-products that cause pollution. The study employed a descriptive survey design. The design was chosen because of its cost-effectiveness. It allowed rapport establishment with the respondent. Acquisition of more in-depth information through interaction with the respondents was also done. Extensive observation and note-taking during interviews and respondents' meetings were done. This study used qualitative data. The study revealed that the majority of the respondents' greatest challenge was financial. However, some of the other common challenges reported in the survey include the failure to inspire employees to volunteer in these mitigation ventures. Tight schedules of the companies often made it difficult to attend to the mitigation ventures. The commonest achievements among several of the sampled companies included success in mobilizing employees to volunteer in various arrangements made, such as, attendance in meetings, availability and participation in the mitigating ventures. Of the 10 companies studied, there are more companies involved in mitigating water and solid waste pollution. The companies are not maximally involved as expected because the majority of the companies do not have targets or objectives to meet the danger caused by all their harmful activities and by-products.