Environmental Awareness in Terms of Public Health: Corporate Responsibilities

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Akdeniz İletişim, vol.0, no.35, pp.359-369, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 0 Issue: 35
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.31123/akil.887695
  • Journal Name: Akdeniz İletişim
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-369
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Environmental issues are basically caused by limitless consumption of the environment by people to gain more together with the increasing population in the world as well as valuing their individual interests above the common interests and values of the society. As a result, the ecological balance is spoiled, environmental issues take on a global dimension. Many researches are conducted about environmental issues today and studies on this are encouraged. While some disciplines concentrate on environmental issues and continue their researches, emphasis is made increasingly on the interaction between human and environment in social life, and it is seen that sensitivity is increasing among enterprises in this matter. Environmental activities have rapidly got stronger and gained acceleration with the support of various national organizations. Such indicators draw and social responsibility areas of organizations in the general manner. Therefore, minimizing the environmental hazards became the most important factor to improve the reputation and image of corporations in the public opinion in addition to provide competition advantage to corporations. The aim of the study is to address environmental problems that threaten public health directly and in multiple ways; to take effective measures on environmental pollution at institutional level and to demonstrate the importance of implementation. As a result of the study, the redesign of policies that contain solutions to environmental problems that have become a global problem today; it is emphasized that international institutions should take a more active role and the importance of cooperation.