Sustainability in the UAE logistics sector

Stockdale, Michael (2015) Sustainability in the UAE logistics sector. (Unpublished)

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The logistics sector could be described as the engine room of global and regional trade; it provides the means of fulfilling human supply chain needs but is typically kept out of sight and out of mind for most people. Never described as glamorous, it is also well known for its poor record in environmental and social sustainability. And as the world becomes increasingly aware of the criticality of sustainability, practitioners in and customers of the logistics industry are now actively seeking initiatives to address this need. Now sustainability initiatives such as ‘green-energy’ and ‘green-buildings’ are quickly becoming the minimum standard that organisations seek to adopt in their development ambitions. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), as an emerging global logistics hub and currently one of the highest carbon emission producers in the world per capita, is well positioned to transform itself into a showcase for responsible ‘green supply chain’ (GSC) practices. The following report examines the worth of the progress made in sustainable logistics in the UAE to date and explores new opportunities that organisations could consider. Sustainability initiatives that have been implemented in the UAE logistics sector are analysed in the context of their worth, resilience, and relationship to the key drivers of their success. In considering these key drivers, precedents that have been successfully employed elsewhere in the world are explored as potential new opportunities for the UAE.

Item Type: Report
Departments: Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership > Business
Additional Information: Michael Stockdale, MBA Sustainability in Supply Chains, University of Cumbria, UK. A research report conducted in association with the Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Institute and the University of Cumbria, UK
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2023 16:52
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 13:31


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