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Sustainability 2014, 6(5), 2658-2684; doi:10.3390/su6052658

Low Carbon Supplier Selection in the Hotel Industry

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Department of Travel and Eco-tourism, Tungnan University, New Taipei City 22202, Taiwan
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Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, 200 Chung Pei Road, Chung Li 32023, Taiwan
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Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei City 106, Taiwan
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Received: 29 January 2014 / Revised: 18 April 2014 / Accepted: 29 April 2014 / Published: 7 May 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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Abstract

This study presents a model for evaluating the carbon and energy management performance of suppliers by using multiple-criteria decision-making (MCDM). By conducting a literature review and gathering expert opinions, 10 criteria on carbon and energy performance were identified to evaluate low carbon suppliers using the Fuzzy Delphi Method (FDM). Subsequently, the decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) method was used to determine the importance of evaluation criteria in selecting suppliers and the causal relationships between them. The DEMATEL-based analytic network process (DANP) and VlseKriterijumska Optimizacija I Kompromisno Resenje (VIKOR) were adopted to evaluate the weights and performances of suppliers and to obtain a solution under each evaluation criterion. An illustrative example of a hotel company was presented to demonstrate how to select a low carbon supplier according to carbon and energy management. The proposed hybrid model can help firms become effective in facilitating low carbon supply chains in hotels. View Full-Text
Keywords: supplier selection; carbon management; hotel industry; FDM; DANP; VIKOR supplier selection; carbon management; hotel industry; FDM; DANP; VIKOR
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Hsu, C.-W.; Kuo, T.-C.; Shyu, G.-S.; Chen, P.-S. Low Carbon Supplier Selection in the Hotel Industry. Sustainability 2014, 6, 2658-2684.

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