Barriers to implementing green supply chain initiatives in road and ocean logistics

Maskell, SD 2012, Barriers to implementing green supply chain initiatives in road and ocean logistics , MPhil thesis, University of Salford.

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Abstract

In the year 1997, within the United Nations' building, several of the world's largest countries chose to address the issue of climate change. For some years prior to 1997, there were grumblings by NGOs (non-government organisations), such as Greenpeace, that the world is under threat of potential climate shifts that could affect civilization. A number of leading countries signed up for a reduction plan (Kyoto, 1997) that would address a phased attempt to reduce the world's usage of such damaging fuel sources. Two of the largest users of Carbon Dioxide and Sulphur Hexafluoride are the logistics industries, Road and Ocean modes. Transport amounts for 26% of global CO2 emissions; however, even though fuel efficiency has increased by 20% in the past 30 years, the freight and transport sector still presents a large-scale issue to the environment. To add to this, 90% of the world's goods at some point in time are shipped via ocean, which places a great emphasis on the use of vessels, their efficiency and the operation of their fueling. This study will investigate the current barriers (and drivers), which are pushing logistics businesses within the road and ocean sectors to adopt green initiatives as a result of Kyoto 1997. Studies will be taken into the chosen sectors and the results analysed. The closing section of this thesis will be a framework of how companies can overcome the barriers and implement green initiatives.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil)
Contributors: Polychronakis, Y (Supervisor)
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2021 14:35
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:56
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/61504

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