Environmental Accounting and Financial Performance of Oil and Gas Companies in Nigeria

Saman Udi Polycarp


Environmental accounting serves as a systematic approach in managing the environmental aspects of company activities. The shift in business economics towards environmental issues has led to the realization of the increasing importance of research in environmental accounting. This study employs the use of questionnaires in order to receive direct (primary) information from companies that produces environmentally friendly products. The findings in this study suggests among other things, that lack of environmental reporting and disclosure standards significantly affects the reporting and disclosure uniformity of environmental related information in financial statements, annual reports and accounts. Thus, environmentally friendly organizations who voluntary disclose their environmental activities enjoy high level of competiveness. Still, such disclosure is guided by the social responsibility and commitment on the part of entities that work as strong agents for polluting the environment. Conclusively, issues related to financial performance, managerial accounting, external and internal auditing, tax and financial accounting need to be studied further in order to deal with other environmental issues effectively. This study thereby gave some recommendations among others is the recommendation that government should make environmental reporting in annual reports compulsory since most organizations hardly report their environmental activities in their reports.

Keywords: Environment Accounting, Disclosure, Financial Performance, Oil and Gas.

DOI: 10.7176/RJFA/10-10-21

Publication date:May 31st 2019

Full Text: PDF
Download the IISTE publication guideline!

To list your conference here. Please contact the administrator of this platform.

Paper submission email: RJFA@iiste.org

ISSN (Paper)2222-1697 ISSN (Online)2222-2847

Please add our address "contact@iiste.org" into your email contact list.

This journal follows ISO 9001 management standard and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Copyright © www.iiste.org