Pursuing supply chain sustainable development goals through the adoption of green practices and enabling technologies: A cross-country analysis of LSPs

Publication date: April 2020Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 153Author(s): Piera Centobelli, Roberto Cerchione, Emilio EspositoAbstractThe 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was defined by United Nations Member States to provide a list of sustainable development goals (SDGs) aimed to achieve a more sustainable future. Greenhouse gas and CO2 emissions are now at their highest levels in history, and freight transport and logistics service industry has been recognized as one of the main contributors to environmental degradation. Nowadays, the influence of enabling technologies and green practices on business activities is growing and offers interesting opportunities to large firms and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in freight transport and logistics service industry. More in details, affordable and scalable practices and solutions are now available to support companies to adopt measures able to reduce emissions and promote climate action goals. On the other hand, specific policies supporting the adoption of innovative practices and technologies are playing a pivotal role in assisting companies and supply chains to achieve SDGs. In this context, this paper analyses the degree of adoption of emerging green practices and enabling technologies in European logistics service providers (LSPs). The results of the cross-country analysis highlight a variety of behaviours of LSPs operating in the different countries in terms of managerial and ...
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