Title

Assessing the green supply chain management for the United Arab Emirates construction industry

RIS ID

107958

Publication Details

Balasubramanian, S., Sundarakani, B. et al 2017, 'Assessing the green supply chain management for the United Arab Emirates construction industry', in M. M. Ajmal, M. Hussain & M. Khan (eds), Green Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Business Practice, IGI Global, USA. pp. 83-110. http://www.igi-global.com/book/green-supply-chain-management-sustainable/147653

Abstract

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) construction industry has been witnessing an unprecedented growth in the last two decades. As a result, the sector is facing a major challenge of reducing the carbon footprint and thus creating major concern for the governments and the environmental agencies in the UAE. The chapter discusses the role of green supply chain management (GSCM) in achieving sustainability in the UAE construction industry. The various stages of GSCM applicable to the construction industry are critically assessed along with green performance measures in achieving environmental, economic and operational performance. Finally, the chapter provides a list of recommendations that could be used by practitioners and policy makers in implementing and measuring sustainability practices in the construction industry.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0635-5.ch004