Handbook on the Sustainable Supply Chain
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Handbook on the Sustainable Supply Chain

Edited by Joseph Sarkis

Supply chain management has long been a feature of industry and commerce but, with increasing demands from consumers, producers are spending more time and money investing in ways to make supply chains more sustainable. This exemplary Handbook provides readers with a comprehensive overview of current research on sustainable supply chain management.
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Chapter 20: Environmental or sustainable supply chain performance measurement standards and certifications

David B. Grant and Sarah Shaw


Organizations are looking to adopt environmental or sustainable performance management standards and certifications for their supply chains to satisfy stakeholder concerns and to respond to increasing awareness and interest in sustainability. However, there are several challenges regarding which standards and/or certifications organizations should adopt. This chapter discusses these issues; examines 19popular standard and certification schemes; considers three key functional supply chain activities as regards available schemes, buildings and facilities, production and operations and transportation; and provides suggestions for further research into this topic’s continuing challenges.

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