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Table 2 Data examples and coding explanation of sustainability perception

From: Truly sustainable or not? An exploratory assessment of sustainability capability of textile and apparel corporations in China from the moral responsibility perspective

Sustainability perceptions Data examples Coding explanation
Perfect duty (coded as 1) “As a social citizen, corporations must take itself as a part of the community and assume social responsibility [作为社会公民, 必须融入社会群体, 承担社会责任] ” (Ningbo Shanshan Co., Ltd. 2017, p. 5)
“Assuming social responsibility is the conscious behavior of a corporate citizen [履行社会责任是企业公民的自觉行为]” (Zhejiang Huafon Spandex Co., Ltd. 2017)
“Taking the dedication and responsibility to society as the basic corporate philosophy and principle [对社会的奉献与责任定为企业的基本理念]” (Beijing Topnew Co., Ltd. 2009, p. 1)
“Taking sustainability as the core value of the corporation [可持续发展作为公司的核心价值]” (Zhejiang Mizuda Printing & Dyeing Group Co., Ltd. 2017, p. 19)
“Adhere to the principle of ecological development and people-oriented [坚持生态理念, 坚持以人为本]” (Jingwei Textile Machinery Co., Ltd. 2016, p. 2)
Believing in sustainability and/or having a sustainability mission
Imperfect duty (coded as 0) “We realize the importance of environmental and social sustainability to our group [我们意识到环境及社会可持续发展对本集团而言至关重要]” (Cosmo Lady (China) Holdings Company Limited, 2017, p. 31)
“Paying consistent attention to the industry development dynamics of sustainability [持续关注行业相关的可持续发展动向]” (Billion Industrial Holdings Limited 2017, p. 38)
“To implement the national poverty alleviation strategy and requirement [为深入贯彻落实国家扶贫开发战略和精神]” (Guirenniao Co., Ltd. 2017, p. 7)
“Facilitate the buildup of good corporate image [促进企业构建自身良好的社会形象]” (Nanjing Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. 2017, para. 1)
“Good performance of social responsibility can enhance brand value and competitiveness [良好的社会责任能够提升品牌价值和企业竞争力]” (Zhejiang Semir Garment Co., Ltd. 2013, p. 1)
Viewing sustainability as an accessorial duty and/or beneficial means to enhance the corporate image
No description (coded as null) Absent Indicating no proposition or attitude toward sustainability