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Title: Green supply chain management and environmental performance of firms in the bioenergy sector in Brazil: An exploratory survey
Author(s): Stefanelli, Nelson Oliveira
Jabbour, Charbel Jose Chiappetta
Jabbour, Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa
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Keywords: Green supply chain management
Environmental performance
Sustainable supply chain management
Sustainable operations
Issue Date: Dec-2014
Date Deposited: 20-Sep-2016
Citation: Stefanelli NO, Jabbour CJC & Jabbour ABLdS (2014) Green supply chain management and environmental performance of firms in the bioenergy sector in Brazil: An exploratory survey. Energy Policy, 75, pp. 312-315.
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).
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.enpol.2014.06.019
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