Green supply chain management and environmental performance of firms in the bioenergy sector in Brazil: an exploratory survey

Nelson Oliveira Stefanelli, Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour, Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour

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Abstract

To achieve sustainable development, supply chains must become greener. In this context, the importance of green supply chain management (GSCM) increases because it can contribute to improving firms' environmental performance (EP). However, little is known about these subjects in the context of firms in the bioenergy sector (sugarcane and ethanol production in Brazil). Thus, the objective of this work is to present the results of a survey conducted on 80 micro-, small-, and medium-sized firms that are suppliers in the Brazilian bioenergy sector (sugarcane and ethanol production). These results indicate that GSCM practices strengthen the EP of firms in the sector. Therefore, this article contributes to the existing literature because it addresses the relationship between GSCM and EP in an understudied sector (sugarcane and ethanol production).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-315
Number of pages3
JournalEnergy Policy
Volume75
Early online date11 Oct 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2014

Keywords

  • green supply chain management
  • environmental performance
  • sustainable supply chain management
  • sustainable operations
  • bioenergy
  • Brazil

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