Next Article in Journal
External Financing, R&D Intensity, and Firm Value in Biotechnology Companies
Previous Article in Journal
Acceptability of Robots to Assist the Elderly by Future Designers: A Case of Guangdong Ocean University Industrial Design Students
Open AccessArticle

Sustainable Practices in Logistics Systems: An Overview of Companies in Brazil

1
School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Campinas—UNICAMP, Mendeleyev Street, 200, Campinas CEP-13083-860, Brazil
2
Department of Production Engineering, State University of Pará—UEPA, Travessa Dr. Enéas Pinheiro, 2626, Belém CEP-66095-015, Brazil
3
Laboratory of Technology, Business and Environment Management, Federal Fluminense University—UFF, Passo da Pátria Street, 156, Niterói CEP-24210-240, Brazil
4
European School of Sustainability Science and Research, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Ulmenliet 20, D-21033 Hamburg, Germany
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Sustainability 2019, 11(15), 4140; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11154140
Received: 12 June 2019 / Revised: 25 July 2019 / Accepted: 26 July 2019 / Published: 31 July 2019
The main purpose of this article is to present an overview of the applications of sustainable practices in logistic operations performed by Brazilian companies. To reach this objective, the following steps were carried out: (1) a review of the literature on logistics systems and sustainability in logistics activities; (2) the collection of sustainability reports published by companies that perform logistics operations, which are recognized in Brazil; (3) a content analysis of the reports collected and (4) a discussion of the results, cross-checked with the literature and the extrapolation of conclusions. It was possible to identify 22 sustainable practices, and these practices were grouped into five macro areas. The authors of this paper believe that the findings presented here can be useful for professionals and researchers in the implementation of sustainability practices in logistics systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; logistics systems; sustainability reports sustainability; logistics systems; sustainability reports
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Martins, V.W.B.; Anholon, R.; Quelhas, O.L.G.; Leal Filho, W. Sustainable Practices in Logistics Systems: An Overview of Companies in Brazil. Sustainability 2019, 11, 4140.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop