The Role of Environmental Impacts on the Sustainable Green Supply Chain (Case Study: Iranian ceramic and tile industries)

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1 Department of Industrial Management, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran

2 Faculty of Economics, Management and Accounting, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran

3 Department of Economics, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran


Supply chains have grown rapidly in recent years because only focusing on economic performance for the optimization of costs or Investment return cannot lead to the development or sustainability in the supply chain. For this purpose, the concepts of green supply chain management and sustainable supply chain management emerged to highlight the importance of social and environmental concerns with economic factors on supply chain planning. The purpose of this study is Designing a model of sustainable green supply chain with a focusing on environmental effects. Due to its abundance of raw materials, ceramic tile industry has long been considered in Iran and is one of the leading industries in the country with industrial developments. Failure to pay attention to environmental issues in this industry will cause a lot of damage to the environment. The research was an applied and descriptive survey which implemented on the mixed way. The most important component to contribute were identified and localized by content analysis and Delphi.  After that, a conceptual framework was designed according to the recognized relationship on the literature reviews. Finally, the model was evaluated by questionnaire and experts and analysed by Minimal least squares method. The results confirm the main relationships between the model and the importance of the role of environmental impacts on the sustainable green supply chain.


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