The IUP Journal of Operations Management
Green Supply Chain Management: Drivers, Practices and Performance

Article Details
Pub. Date :Feb, 2021
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Operations Management
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJOM30221
Author Name : Sunita Jatav and Jaya Nema
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Subject/Domain : Management
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No. of Pages : 27



Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) has emerged as a key approach for enterprises seeking to become environmentally sustainable. This paper aims to evaluate and describe GSCM drivers, practices and performance among various Indian manufacturing organizations. Based on a literature review, propositions are put forward. An empirical study using survey research was completed. The survey questionnaire was designed with appropriate items using literature and industry expert inputs. An exploratory factor analysis was conducted to derive groupings of GSCM drivers, practice and performance from the survey data which included sample responses. A categorical and descriptive nature of the results is then presented with an evaluation and comparative analysis with research findings. Indian enterprises have increased their environmental awareness due to regulatory, competitive and marketing pressures and drivers. However, this awareness has not been translated into strong GSCM practice adoption, let alone into improvements in some areas of performance, where it was expected. The investigation and its findings are still relatively exploratory. Future research can investigate relationships identified in this work, as well as tease out mediating and moderating relationships. A more broadly based and random sample study across India would also provide a better picture of the GSCM situation. Efforts made by Indian enterprises together with the Indian government have established a good foundation for further development. This work is one of the few and pioneering efforts to investigate GSCM practices in the Indian manufacturing sector.


Balancing economic and environmental performance has become increasingly important for organizations facing competitive, regulatory and community pressures (Shultz and Holbrook, 1999).

With increased pressures for environmental sustainability, it is expected that enterprises will need to implement strategies to reduce the environmental impact of