European Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance Research (EJAAFR)

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Corporate Financial Attributes and Waste Disposal Cost Disclosure of Listed Industrial Goods Companies in Nigeria (Published)

This study examines the impact of corporate financial attributes on waste disposal cost disclosure (WDCD) of listed industrial goods companies in Nigeria from 2013-2020. A sample of ten (10) companies listed as industrial goods using census sampling technique was drawn from the population of thirteen (13) companies. Audited annual reports and accounts were used for data extraction. The analysis was done using descriptive statistics and multiple regressions. Explanatory research design was adopted in the study to find out the impact of corporate financial attributes on WDCD. Variables used include firm size, leverage, ROA and sales growth and WDCD measured using ordinal coding scheme based on GRI guidelines (G4). Robustness tests such as multicollinearity test, heteroscedasticity test, normality test and Hausman specification test were conducted to validate the results. The study revealed that there is negative significant relationship between FSIZE, LEV, SGWRT and WDCD while negative insignificant relationship between ROA and WDCD of listed industrial goods companies. The study therefore, recommends that the federal government of Nigeria should make WDCD mandatory especially among industrial good companies considering the nature of their activities polluting the environment. This can be done by making environmental reporting as part of the requirements for listing companies on the floor of Nigerian stock exchange.

Keywords: Leverage, ROA, WDCD, firm size, sales growth

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