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Sustainability 2014, 6(5), 2658-2684;

Low Carbon Supplier Selection in the Hotel Industry

Department of Travel and Eco-tourism, Tungnan University, New Taipei City 22202, Taiwan
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, 200 Chung Pei Road, Chung Li 32023, Taiwan
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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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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