Green supply chain management and firms' performance: understanding potential relationships and the role of green sourcing and some other green practices

Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Fernanda Cortegoso de Oliveira Frascareli, Charbel José Chiappetta Chiappetta Jabbour

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Abstract

This study examines how the adoption of green supply chain management (GSCM) practices, including green sources, affects environmental and operational performance indicators. A multiple-case study was conducted using large Brazilian firms that have achieved particular success in their sectors and that occupy high positions in important rankings of corporate sustainability. The results of the study indicate that the GSCM practice of "internal environmental management" has the greatest positive effect on environmental performance indicators, and that the GSCM practice of "cooperation with customers" has the greatest positive effect on operational performance indicators. Thus, if a company aims to improve environmental performance (EP), it may create procedures and programs based on the environmental management system and adopt cleaner production initiatives. If a company intends to improve its operational performance (OP), it may respond to audits, improve information exchange between companies and clients and build research and development (R&D) areas to promote environmental innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-374
Number of pages9
JournalResources, Conservation and Recycling
Volume104
Issue numberPart B
Early online date31 Aug 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2015

Keywords

  • green supply chain
  • green sourcing
  • sustainable operations management
  • environmental performance
  • operational performance
  • sustainable supply chain

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