Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Insights from Australia’s Firms

  •  Mehadi Mamun    


While the sustainable supply chain is an emergent area of interest, the literature provides little guidance on how best to carry out sustainable supply chain management. The purpose of this paper is to provide hints to businesses on how best to approach the challenge of developing a sustainable supply chain. Hence, the case studies method is undertaken to explore how Australia’s companies that are prominent worldwide for their sustainability performance have approached the challenge of managing sustainability in their supply chain. This study finds that sustainability action plans and governance tools that rightly reflect requisites for suppliers, diverse evaluation means to measure the suppliers’ performance, and regular reviews of sustainable supply chain management practices and policies enable businesses to manage sustainability in their supply chain. The study contributes to the literature by providing a best practice model from the findings to provide practical guidance to businesses.

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