Grüne Logistik abseits von CO2-Emissionen: nachhaltiges Management in der Logistikbranche

Andreas Baldauf

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Abstract

The Transport and Logistics sector has besides the positive aspects concerning the
support of economic growth and expanding international trade, several negative environmental
impacts. All above is the global discussed climate change in particular the
reduction of CO2 emissions followed by environmental friendly packaging and wrapping,
warehouse building and efficient transportation forms due to energy consumption.
As a consequence of the rising pollution, stricter environmental policy measures are
inescapable and logistic service providers have to implement ecological strategies. To
incorporate ecological and sustainable aspects in the company structure, it is beneficial
to build up an environmental management and to develop corresponding products and
services.
The present paper identifies strategies that are more or less popular for managing and
responding to environmental issues in the Austrian transport and logistics sector. In
addition the relationships between company characteristics and the particular types of
strategies applied in managing logistics-related environmental impacts are presented.
First of all a theoretical overview of terms and development of green logistics is given,
followed by a short presentation of the negative external effects caused by the CO2
emissions of road transport. In the next step the impact of logistics in context of sustainable
development is analyzed. Furthermore possible green measures are exposed
to the strategic adjustment of logistic service providers in terms of environmental policy
instruments like eco-controlling and operating figures. After that the presentation of
selected expert interviews tries to figure out the importance of the theoretically demonstrated
topics in the practical experience in the Austrian transport and logistics industry.
At the end a conclusion is made based on the interview results and the theoretical research,
before prospects of a greener logistics are acknowledged
Original languageGerman (Austria)
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherInstitut für Transportwirtschaft und Logistik, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameSchriftenreihe des Instituts für Transportwirtschaft und Logistik - Logistik
No.02/2010

WU Working Paper Series

  • Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Transportwirtschaft und Logistik - Logistik

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