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Title: Sustainability reporting of logistics service providers in Europe

Authors: Enrico Massaroni; Alessandra Cozzolino; Ewa Wankowicz

Addresses: Department of Management, Sapienza University of Rome, Via del Castro Laurenziano 9, 00161, Rome, Italy ' Department of Management, Sapienza University of Rome, Via del Castro Laurenziano 9, 00161, Rome, Italy ' Department of Management, Sapienza University of Rome, Via del Castro Laurenziano 9, 00161, Rome, Italy

Abstract: Logistics service providers (LSPs) can contribute to the creation of environmentally sustainable supply chains. This research examines which of the internal and external practices that LSPs claim to promote are actually of value in achieving sustainability across the logistics sector as a whole and in the relevant supply chains in which they operate. After an analysis of the literature, the authors draw up a list of relevant environmental concerns based on the global reporting initiatives (GRIs) database and propose a potential classification scheme for current practices of selected LSPs operating in Europe. Our research adds to current knowledge in the field by integrating environmental sustainability with LSP activities and constitutes a platform for benchmark analysis with a view to introducing sustainable practices.

Keywords: environmentally sustainable SCM; green SCM; GSCM; supply chain management; green logistics; LSP; logistics service providers; sustainability reporting; GRI; global reporting initiative; Europe.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENVH.2016.077662

International Journal of Environment and Health, 2016 Vol.8 No.1, pp.38 - 58

Available online: 12 Jul 2016 *

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