Abstract: The necessity of sustainability evaluation is rapidly growing alongside the expansion of civilization. Likewise, the supply chain suitability improvement is a need that has arisen in the petroleum industry, especially as it is responsible for the most part of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. The modeling of this kind of problem deals with multiple criteria evaluations. This paper proposes an original multiple-criteria based approach to classifying the degree of organizational sustainability. This proposal was applied to evaluate a representative set of companies, which are suppliers of the Brazilian petroleum industry. The data collection was supported by a questionnaire. The results highlight that the studied companies have not yet reached an advanced level of maturity in the sustainability context. In a comprehensive vision of sustainability based on Triple Bottom Line (TBL), these companies are either in the initial stage or in the implementation phase of the sustainability practices.
Keywords: decision; multiple criteria; MCDA; MCDM; sustainability; supply chain; petroleum; TBL; ELECTRE
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Barata, J.F.F.; Quelhas, O.L.G.; Costa, H.G.; Gutierrez, R.H.; de Jesus Lameira, V.; Meiriño, M.J. Multi-Criteria Indicator for Sustainability Rating in Suppliers of the Oil and Gas Industries in Brazil. Sustainability 2014, 6, 1107-1128.
Barata JFF, Quelhas OLG, Costa HG, Gutierrez RH, de Jesus Lameira V, Meiriño MJ. Multi-Criteria Indicator for Sustainability Rating in Suppliers of the Oil and Gas Industries in Brazil. Sustainability. 2014; 6(3):1107-1128.
Barata, José F.F.; Quelhas, Osvaldo L.G.; Costa, Helder G.; Gutierrez, Ruben H.; de Jesus Lameira, Valdir; Meiriño, Marcelo J. 2014. "Multi-Criteria Indicator for Sustainability Rating in Suppliers of the Oil and Gas Industries in Brazil." Sustainability 6, no. 3: 1107-1128.