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

School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Campinas—UNICAMP, Mendeleyev Street, 200, Campinas CEP-13083-860, Brazil
Department of Production Engineering, State University of Pará—UEPA, Travessa Dr. Enéas Pinheiro, 2626, Belém CEP-66095-015, Brazil
Laboratory of Technology, Business and Environment Management, Federal Fluminense University—UFF, Passo da Pátria Street, 156, Niterói CEP-24210-240, Brazil
European School of Sustainability Science and Research, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Ulmenliet 20, D-21033 Hamburg, Germany
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Sustainability 2019, 11(15), 4140;
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
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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.

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Martins VWB, Anholon R, Quelhas OLG, Leal Filho W. Sustainable Practices in Logistics Systems: An Overview of Companies in Brazil. Sustainability. 2019; 11(15):4140.

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Martins, Vitor W.B., Rosley Anholon, Osvaldo L.G. Quelhas, and Walter Leal Filho. 2019. "Sustainable Practices in Logistics Systems: An Overview of Companies in Brazil" Sustainability 11, no. 15: 4140.

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