Green Logistics Practices and Sustainable Business Model

Green Logistics Practices and Sustainable Business Model

Noorliza Karia (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1397-2.ch019

Abstract

This chapter presents a broad introduction to the knowledge of green logistics in a practical manner; definition and dimensions of green logistics practices; factors of green practices and their roles and impacts. Given the importance of logistics in global economic and increasing concern in environmental sustainability, this chapter looks at the work model in green leadership for fostering competitiveness and sustainability development in the world. It will look at how green attributes can be transformed into the practical lives of today's leaders, and take away the essence, insights, and tools of green leadership, and step up to the next level as a true firm, definitely from a logistics service provider perspective.
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Background

The divine message about the world and humanity reveals that we are the custodian or agent of the planet. We must govern the universe in a full respect, right and fair manner. As humankind, we are commanded to respect, treat well to all humankind and universe, and do not seek to cause harm and wasting resources and engage in unethical conduct. We are made to exist to govern not only human social and economic relationship but also the environment in the perfect and balance systems. The most honourable decision is being moderator in all aspects and actions e.g. the consumption of materials, water and energy, economic planning and social conduct. These verify the knowledge revealed about the world, humanity and sustainability that the universe is everyone's responsibility to protect, respect, nurture and care the perfect of environment.

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