Relationship between the adoption of water conservation practices and triple bottom line in selected four star hospitality establishments in Nakuru County, Kenya

  • Mary Wanjiku Ndung’u
Keywords: , Triple bottom line, Environmental management practices, water conservation practices

Abstract

Water conservation practices are widely adopted mainly to reduce negative impacts on environment. It is mainly adopted to conserve water and preserve the natural environmental. However, the study investigated the social and economic aspects as well. These are the three aspects of sustainability. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between adoptions of water conservation practices and triple bottom line in selected hospitality establishments in Nakuru County, Kenya. The study employed a cross-sectional descriptive research design. The respondents comprised of 120 managers from 15 selected four-star rated hospitality establishments in Nakuru County, Kenya. The study employed census and purposive sampling. Census sampling was used to select all four-star hospitality establishments in Nakuru County while purposive sampling was then used to select the managers in the hospitality establishments.The data collection instruments comprised of questionnaires for departmental managers, interviews schedules for operations managers and observational checklists to corroborate the data. The study employed both quantitative and qualitative analysis. Data was analyzed with statistical package for social sciences (SPSS V.20). The findings of the study indicate that there was a significant relationship between the adoption of water conservation practices and Triple bottom line (β =0.834, p< 0.001).

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2017-02-07