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Investigating the relationship between labor and sustainability: the labor for sustainability and the sustainability of the labor

Grant number: 11/13909-1
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2012 - May 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Production Engineering
Principal Investigator:Laerte Idal Sznelwar
Grantee:Laerte Idal Sznelwar
Host Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers: Claudio Marcelo Brunoro ; Ivan Bolis ; Pamela Harumi de Oliveira Hidani


The purpose of this research is to analyze the theme of sustainable development through an expanded approach, with an integrated focus among environmental, economic and social aspects. In particular, the focus is the relationship between sustainability and labor, to study the implications and impacts to workers who perform their activities in organizations considered sustainable or engaged in social responsibility. To achieve this goal, we intend to go through the following questions: 1) how labor appears as a strategic issue for sustainability in organizations? 2) What are the issues that influence the project definition of operations, in service concepts, procedures and tasks? 3) What are the variables, indicators and factors related to the concepts of a labor considered sustainable for your executor? 4) How the sustainability discourse and / or corporate social responsibility is translated into direct action on the internal social dimension? 5) How to provide to the organizational environment a structured and proactively way to consider labor on their own strategies for sustainability? Therefore, it is expected to find as a result of this research: 1) provide subsidies to improvements in working conditions and planning of work processes of organizations, 2) academic contributions to the standards and laws that address the issues of labor practices and/or sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and 3) academic contributions to the implementation of work practices consistent with the organizational alignment and corporate social responsibility. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BRUNORO, C. M.; BOLIS, I.; SZNELWAR, L. I.. Exploring work-related issues on corporate sustainability. WORK-A JOURNAL OF PREVENTION ASSESSMENT & REHABILITATION, v. 53, n. 3, p. 643-659, . (11/13909-1)
BOLIS, IVAN; BRUNORO, CLAUDIO M.; SZNELWAR, LAERTE I.. Work for sustainability: Case studies of Brazilian companies. APPLIED ERGONOMICS, v. 57, n. SI, p. 72-79, . (11/13909-1)
BRUNORO, CLAUDIO M.; BOLIS, IVAN; SIGAHI, TIAGO F. A. C.; KAWASAKI, BRUNO C.; SZNELWAR, I, LAERTE. Defining the meaning of ``sustainable work{''} from activity-centered ergonomics and psychodynamics of Work's perspectives. APPLIED ERGONOMICS, v. 89, . (11/13909-1)

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