Review of Green and Sustainable Indicators for Indian Supply Chain Networks
Anoop A.T.1, Nithin Joseph2, Regi Kumar V3
1Anoop A.T., M. Tech Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India.
2Nithin Joseph, M. Tech Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India.
3Dr. Regi Kumar V, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India.
Manuscript received on January 25, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on February 13, 2014. | Manuscript published on February 28, 2014. | PP: 326-330 | Volume-3, Issue-3, February 2014. | Retrieval Number: C2734023314/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Sustainability and Green are the thrust areas rising to prominence across every part of business, environment and society in the twenty first century. The mounting anxiety with the environment, in particular the possibility of climate change due to global warming has led to the attention on how human and economic activity has the potential to harmfully impact the sustainability of the planet. In this age of ambiguity, with the scarcity of resources and competing demands, finding the identical resources is the key challenge that supply chain managers are facing. The supply chain fulcrum that balances the demand and supply defines sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs”. This paper reviews a set of open, inclusive and natural set of indicators to measure sustainability of the supply chains. The main objective of this study is to differentiate the green and sustainable concepts in the literature and to identify the stand alone indicators in association with the future supply chain models. This study reviews a publically available indicator set and provides a categorization of indicators that are quantifiable and clearly related to supply chains. The work is also envision to establish an integrated sustainability indicator array as means to provide a common access for academicians to learn about current indicators and measures of sustainability. This paper considers Indian scenarios of growth as the reference framework for sustainability and development.
Keywords: Green, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Sustainability Indicators, Sustainable Supply Chains.