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Identification of environmental sustainability strategy patterns in agrifood supply chain operations

Identification of environmental sustainability strategy patterns in agrifood supply chain operations

Ieromonachou, P., Manikas, I. and Babula, M. (2011) Identification of environmental sustainability strategy patterns in agrifood supply chain operations. In: Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Logistics and Transport & The 4th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management. UP Organizer and Publication Ltd, Bangok, Thailand, pp. 887-898. ISBN 978-974-677-708-7

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Abstract

The current economic climate has resulted in companies taking more decisive action in addressing their business performance and identifying sources of waste. In Europe, companies revise their strategies/policies to address potential economic problems as well as changes in national and EU environmental policies. As most organisations rely on some form of supply chain for provision of their goods and services, the sustainability dimensions is one area that needs to be addressed. This is apparent in the case of the Agrifood Sector, responsible for a large environmental impact which extends from credence attributes – physical and process related, as well as transportation and distribution channels.

Some measures and initiatives introduced in the sector include investing in sustainable technologies, improving partnerships that help deliver better services and more efficient SC operations, engage employees with improved information, communication and transportation systems. The aim of this preliminary study is to identify a wide range of environmentally sustainable strategy patterns in food company supply chain operations and activities.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Logistics and Transport & The 4th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management
Additional Information: [1] The 3rd International Conference on Logistics and Transport & The 4th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (ICLT & OSCM 2011), 15-17 December 2011, Kurumba Maldives Resort, Malé, Maldives. Theme: Creating the Future Logistics and Supply Chain in the Asia-Pacific Region [2] Conference programme showing the presentation of this item (0094) during the session (FA2) entitled Risk, Financial, and Strategy Management available at: http://utcc2.utcc.ac.th/utccijbe/2011iclt/_Uploads/ICLT_OSCM_2011_SessionSchedule.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords: transport operations, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, transportation systems
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:20
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7983

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