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Title: Is environmental sustainability a strategic priority for logistics service providers?
Authors: Evangelista, Pietro
Colicchia, Claudia
Creazza, Alessandro
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Bibliographic citation: Evangelista Pietro, Colicchia Claudia, Creazza Alessandro (2017), Is environmental sustainability a strategic priority for logistics service providers?. In: Journal of environmental management, vol. 198, part 1, August 2017, p. 353-362. ISSN 0301-4797. E-ISSN 1095-8630. DOI 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.04.096.
Abstract: Despite an increasing number of third-party logistics service providers (3PLs) regard environmental sustainability as a key area of management, there is still great uncertainty on how 3PLs implement environmental strategies and on how they translate green efforts into practice. Through a multiple case study analysis, this paper explores the environmental strategies of a sample of medium-sized 3PLs operating in Italy and the UK, in terms of environmental organizational culture, initiatives, and influencing factors. Our analysis shows that, notwithstanding environmental sustainability is generally recognised as a strategic priority, a certain degree of diversity in the deployment of environmental strategies still exists. This paper is original since the extant literature on green strategies of 3PLs provides findings predominantly from a single country perspective and mainly investigates large/multinational organizations. It also provides indications to help managers of medium-sized 3PLs in positioning their business. This is particularly meaningful in the 3PL industry, where medium-sized organizations significantly contribute to the generated turnover and market value.
Journal/Book: Journal of environmental management
ISSN: 0301-4797
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