The role of un environment programme and the US environmental protection agency in global supply chain networks performance

Shanthakumar Palaniswami, Lawrence O. Jenicke, Hyungu Kang, Patrick A. Okonkwo, Sean P. Goffnett

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Abstract

Environmental degradation has been a major issue for all nations and societies since the Industrial Revolution. Various organisations promote awareness and help to design and manage Environmental Management Systems (EMSs) in supply chain networks as delineated in the Macro Environmental Management Model. In this paper, the authors discuss the role and activities of two influential organisations, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), and briefly overview environmental performance of China and India. The above-mentioned organisations have had significant impact on global supply chains, and are illustrated with selected case studies and data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-69
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Logistics Systems and Management
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2011

Keywords

  • EMS
  • Environmental management systems
  • Environmental performance
  • Hazardous waste
  • SCN
  • Supply chain network
  • UNEP
  • US EPA
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency

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