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Midwest Social Sciences Journal

DOI

10.22543/0796.241.1041

Abstract

There is a growing global awareness on the importance of sustainability practices. Some major reasons for the growing awareness of sustainability practices are increased legal requirements by governments, customer demands, and political/societal pressure. This paper discuses environmental sustainability practices of micro enterprises and SMEs in Albania. Nine Albanian SMEs were interviewed about their sustainability practices and the results are discussed. The results of this study show that even though there is a lack of detailed sustainability requirements in Albania many SMEs are aware of environmental sustainability and are beginning to implement sustainability practices. For some Albanian SMEs and micro businesses, the implementation of sustainability practices are viewed as a requirement to access lucrative international markets such as the European Union.

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