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Industry Initiatives Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Automobile Value Chains

  • Pia DewitzEmail author
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Part of the Natural Resource Management in Transition book series (NRMT, volume 2)

Abstract

The automobile sector has been receiving clear signals to reorganise and reinvent its value chain, but the ecological impacts of vehicles remain controversial. While there is a clear trend towards environmental risks being taken into account in strategic business decisions, original equipment manufacturers in the automobile industry struggle to account for these concerns, especially in early stages of the value chain. This chapter builds on prior in-depth studies and compares the different initiatives of green supply chain management of three of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers. It discusses the underlying drivers of managing environmental issues in the supply chain and concludes with assessing their potential to transform value chains of this mega-industry. The supply chain has become the central place where competitive advantage and environmental innovations can be realized. Still, more action is needed when it comes to an industry-wide approach towards environmental responsibility covering the entire value chain, not only for manufacturers to become business leaders, but to effectively mitigate environmental impacts.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EcoVadisParisFrance

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