• ISSN: 2155-7950
  • Journal of Business and Economics

Green Logistics, Essential for Sustainability in the Supply Chain and the Urgent Need for Its Implementation by Organizations or Companies — International Context

Rosalina Báez Martínez

(Faculty of Economics and Business, Anahuac University, Mexico)

Abstract: The objective of this research is to understand the essentials of green logistics, as a key to the conservation of human life, through the most environmentally friendly processes, such as transport, storage, inventory, distribution, material handling, among other logistics activities; reducing the carbon and water footprint, which will have a great impact on the diversity of ecological systems, a responsibility that organizations have from their administration. Green logistics, sustainable or eco-logistics, as it is also known, is the evolution to the stages that business logistics has gone through and is perhaps the greatest challenge to achieve, along with the sustainable supply chain, green logistics, must be seen as a necessity, which helps prevent pollution in each of its phases and at the same time, increase the competitiveness indices in the long and medium term, as an appropriate formula for all companies in the world, regardless of their size, that from the direction of the same, redirect their management around sustainability, this must be based on reverse logistics.

Key words: green logistics, climate change, sustainability, supply chain

         JEL codes: Q51, Q50, Q56

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