A strategic decision-making model considering the social costs of carbon dioxide emissions for sustainable supply chain management

Shih Chang Tseng, Shiu Wan Hung

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Abstract

Incorporating sustainability into supply chain management has become a critical issue driven by pressures from governments, customers, and various stakeholder groups over the past decade. This study proposes a strategic decision-making model considering both the operational costs and social costs caused by the carbon dioxide emissions from operating such a supply chain network for sustainable supply chain management. This model was used to evaluate carbon dioxide emissions and operational costs under different scenarios in an apparel manufacturing supply chain network. The results showed that the higher the social cost rate of carbon dioxide emissions, the lower the amount of the emission of carbon dioxide. The results also suggested that a legislation that forces the enterprises to bear the social costs of carbon dioxide emissions resulting from their economic activities is an effective approach to reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-322
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
Volume133
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Carbon dioxide emissions
  • Social costs
  • Sustainable supply chain management

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