Title: Green supply chain management performance: a study of Brazilian oil and gas companies

Authors: Iara Tammela; Alberto G. Canen; Felipe Costa Paganelli

Addresses: Department of Engineering, Fluminense Federal University, Recife St. s/n, Jardim Bela Vista, Rio das Ostras – RJ, 28895-532, Brazil ' COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, P.O. Box 68507, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 21941-972, Brazil ' Department of Engineering, Fluminense Federal University, Recife St. s/n, Jardim Bela Vista, Rio das Ostras – RJ, 28895-532, Brazil

Abstract: The oil and gas industry in Brazil has become a very important sector for the country's economy due to the discovery of new oil and gas reserves. In 2012, a deep water drilling accident in the coast of Brazil spilled thousand barrels of oil in the environment, causing extensive damage that will last for years. Green supply chain management (GSCM) seeks to minimise the environmental impacts caused by industries' logistical activities and processes. The aim of this paper was to conduct an exploratory study of companies located in Brazil. The results are related to the application of the theoretical indexes proposed for the oil and gas industry's GSCM.

Keywords: green SCM; supply chain management; GSCM; oil and gas industry; performance evaluation; exploratory study; Brazil; environmental impact; logistics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2016.078491

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2016 Vol.25 No.1, pp.61 - 80

Received: 04 Oct 2014
Accepted: 21 Jul 2015

Published online: 26 Jul 2016 *

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