GLRPPR Sector Resource: Driving Green Practice Adoption in the Logistics Industry
Driving Green Practice Adoption in the Logistics Industry
Much research has focused on green technologies and management practices in the manufacturing industry. But how do companies in other parts of the supply chain "go green"?
Logistics companies provide services such as warehousing, transportation, inventory management, order processing and packaging, implying they can have a substantial environmental footprint. As many are also small businesses (82 percent of firms surveyed had fewer than 300 employees), logistics firms can be dogged by resource and knowledge constraints.
Chieh-Yu Lin and Yi-Hui Ho (both of Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan), using regression analysis, analysed the factors that influence the adoption of green practices within the logistics industry using a survey of 322 logistics firms in the Shanghai and Shenzhen areas of China. Green practices investigated include the adoption of fuel efficient vehicles, electricity management systems and solar energy systems.
This fact sheet is a summary of: Lin, C.Y., & Ho, Y.H., (2010). Determinants of Green Practice Adoption for Logistics Companies in China. Journal of Business Ethics. 98:67-83.
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