publication . Article . 2017

The Role of Green Collaborative Strategies in Improving Environmental Sustainability in Supply Chains: Insights from a Case Study

Juan Luis Castromán-Diz; Sergio Alvarez; Adolfo Carballo-Penela; Ingrid Mateo-Mantecón;
Open Access
  • Published: 12 Dec 2017 Journal: Business Strategy and the Environment, volume 27, pages 728-741 (issn: 0964-4733, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
This article aims to quantify to what extent collaborative strategies are more effective than internal or organization‐level actions to green supply chains. In this regard, the impact of decisions made at different stages of a supply chain in a product's carbon footprint is quantified. Organizational and product carbon footprints are calculated using the Compound Method Based on Financial Accounts (MC3). The results underline that concentrating reduction efforts in some stages of the supply chain is more effective than implementing individual actions by the participants. Collaboration among the participants is needed to decide what practices are implemented, at ...
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free text keywords: Carbon management, Business, Sustainable development, Environmental economics, Sustainability, Supply chain, Empirical research, Carbon footprint, Underline
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