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Special Issue "Sustainable Supply Chains"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2017

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Stephan Vachon

Ivey Business School, Western University, 1255 Western Rd, London, ON N6G 0N1, Canada
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, the notion of sustianable supply chain has been part of major corporations’ core strategy. This Special Issue focuses on environmental sustainability in supply chains. Environmental practices taking place in supply chains include the following topics:

·       The corporate approaches to climate change risk.
·       The measurement and management of reputational risk.
·       Environmental purchasing practices.
·       Green logistics and transportation
·       The greening of products including the application of life cycle assessment or material substitution.
·       The implementation and management of zero-waste-to-landfill policies in corporations.
·       The adoption of recycling systems and waste-to-energy technologies as well as the notion of closed-loop supply chain management.
·       Water management and conservation in supply chains.
·       Energy efficiency in buildings or in energy-intensive processes.

This Special Issue welcomes full research articles, short communications, conceptual papers, literature reviews, and case studies (descriptive papers illustrating a particular practice or a solution to a manageiral problem). Empirical-based methodology comprising both rigorous qualitative (case study, ethnography, field study) and quantitative research (experiment, survey, archival data, simulations) is favoured. Papers using analytical methods or mathematical modeling developments are not particularly sought for this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Stephan Vachon
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Green Supply Chain
  • Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Climate Change
  • Waste Management
  • Energy Efficiency

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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