Chapter 1: The Handbook on the Sustainable Supply Chain: an introduction
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This chapter provides an introduction into the need and overview of study in sustainable supply chains. The introduction includes some issues with the term ‘sustainability’ and the focus on natural environmental issues or environmental sustainability in this Handbook. A brief history of sustainable supply chains, and a multi-level analysis sets the stage for introduction to the Handbook.The Handbook structure and content are broadly defined in this chapter.

Edited by Joseph Sarkis