Green Initiatives in the Transport and Logistics Service Industry: An Exploratory Case Study of Logistics Service Providers
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The impact of business operations on the natural environment is an area in which societies and governments have become more proactive. This specifically affects logistics service providers (LSPs) where the core business has a significant environmental impact. That is why transport and logistics companies are increasingly being asked to respond to the challenges of green issues by implementing more environmentally sustainable strategies. Hence environmental research specific to LSPs has been neglected despite the fact that these companies have assumed a more critical role in the wider supply chain. In order to generate more structured knowledge and understanding of the green initiatives undertaken by LSPs, this paper explores the level of awareness and actual initiatives undertaken, as well as the drivers and barriers these companies encounter in this area today. This has been done through a multiple case study approach investigating a sample of LSPs operating in Sweden, Italy and Ireland. The results of the case study identify the environmental attitude of LSPs and how they are responding to the green pressures on their businesses. Managerial and research implications – in particular, a set a propositions are derived from the study.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73989OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-73989DiVA: diva2:479720