Greening the Supply Chain

  • Joseph Sarkis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Concepts and Frameworks

  3. Empirical Studies

  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Jeremy Hall
      Pages 233-249
    3. Frank Ebinger, Maria Goldbach, Uwe Schneidewind
      Pages 251-269
    4. James P. Warren, Ed Rhodes
      Pages 271-291
  5. Tools and Technology

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 393-407

About this book


Since the Rio summit in 1992, the paradigm of corporate environmental responsibility has gradually and consistently extended beyond complying with increasingly stringent environmental regulation and taking up the proactive initiatives of a few world-class companies. Research indicates that the business and financial performance of companies may depend directly on socially and environmentally responsible business practices. Many world-class companies now realize that customers and other stakeholders do not distinguish between a company and its suppliers. As a result, greening the supply chain is an innovative idea which is fast gaining attention in the industry.

Greening the Supply Chain is a compilation of important chapters written by a diverse set of international authors which incorporates a broad variety of perspectives including:

  • topics on conceptual development and principles of green supply chain management;
  • empirical studies which provide the reader with practices and concerns of industries throughout the world including Asia, Europe and North America;
  • quantitative and analytical tools to aid in environmental supply chain design and development, and;
  • case studies of implementations of green supply chain practices which describe the complexities facing organizations, supply chains and industries and how they address these environmental concerns through technical and managerial measures.

Industry practitioners and policy makers will read Greening the Supply Chain for the insights it provides into a topic of such emergent and growing concern. Undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers in this field will also find this comprehensive and international view of environment supply chain management theory and practice a valuable resource.


Industrie Recycling Transport design development dynamics environment environmental management management manufacturing organization quality safety supply chain supply chain management

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Sarkis
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of ManagementClark UniversityWorcesterUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-298-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-299-7
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