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Integrating site-specific environmental impact assessment in supplier selection: exemplary application to steel procurement

Schiessl, Andreas; Müller, Richard; Volk, Rebekka; Zimmer, Konrad; Breun, Patrick; Schultmann, Frank

Abstract:
In times of fast-growing stakeholder interest in sustainability, the ecological and social perspective of industrial companies and its products is gaining increasing importance. In particular, the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the automotive industry has come to the forefront of public and governmental attention. The transport sector accounts for 27% of all European GHG emissions and constitutes the largest emitter of CO2e (CO2 equivalents) among all energy demanding technologies.
Due to increasingly efficient combustion engines and technology innovation towards e-mobility, the emissions from car manufacturing gain in importance. So far little focus has been laid upon the emissions created throughout the production process in automotive supply chains from a purchasing perspective. The purchasing of raw material from environmentally efficient suppliers can constitute a possibility to significantly reduce CO2e emissions in automotive supply chains and thus contribute to the two degrees global warming goal. Supplier selection decisions, which cover approximately 75% of the value adding process of a car, are today mainly cost and quality-driven. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000117424
Veröffentlicht am 27.02.2020
Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.1007/s11573-020-00967-1
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0044-2372, 1861-8928
KITopen-ID: 1000117424
Erschienen in Journal of business economics
Verlag Springer
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 25.02.2020
Schlagwörter LCA · CO2e · Carbon footprint · Iron-and steel industry · Product assessment · Credit system · Decision making · Supplier selection · Automotive industry
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