IMPLEMENTATION OF GREEN DEVELOPMENT IN AGRIFOOD SUPPLY CHAINS

Abstract: 

The agro-food industry is a sector of significant economic and political importance in the EU and in Greece in particular. It is one of the most regulated and protected sectors in the EU, with significant implications for sustainability such as the fulfilment of human needs, economic growth, and impacts on the natural environment.

Growing environmental awareness have led to increased pressure from consumer organisations, environmental advocacy groups, policy makers and some customer segments on agrifood companies to deal with environmental issues related to their supply chains within product lifecycles, from '˜farm to fork'. Stakeholders demand corporate responsibility to go beyond product quality and extend to areas of health and safety, environmental sustainability, non-financial accounting and reporting, procurement, supplier relations, product lifecycles and environmental practices. In response to stakeholder pressures for transparency and accountability, agrifood companies need to measure, benchmark, and report environmental performance of their supply chains.

This research project aims in evaluating current environmental performance of selected agrifood supply chains in Greece and develop performance monitoring schemes and respective models for effective implementation and monitoring of green supply chain management principles.

The development of green supply chain management implementation models and respective performance monitoring tools for the Greek Agrifood Industry will make the specific sector more competitive and enable a potential increase of the market share, by establishing and communicating of a "œgreen profile" to the consumers, improve corporate social responsibility of the Greek Agrifood SMEs, and reduce production and distribution costs by rationalising production and logistics processes.

Project info

Acronym:
teithe15
Scientific Coordinator:
Karakoltsidis Pavlos
Research Team 2 Leader:
Triantafyllou Dimitrios
Research Team 3 Leader:
Malindretos Giorgos
Research Team 4 Leader:
Tsadilas Christos
Research Team 5 Leader:
Samathrakis Vagis

Stats

I.D.:
1236
Mis:
379411
Duration (months):
37
Budget:
600 000.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β4ΘΤ9-109

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Ιστότοπος έργου / Project website: http://www.greenagrochain.teithe.gr/