Barriers and motivations for green logistics: A theoretical approach

  • Hind Ennaji Ibn Zohr University of Agadir, Morocco
  • Mustapha Jaad Ibn Zohr University of Agadir, Morocco
Keywords: Green Logistics, Sustainable Development, Supply Chain Management


In a highly competitive environment, the issue of green logistics is receiving considerable attention. Green supply chain management has become an important organizational philosophy for reducing environmental risk, so it plays an important role in improving business performance.

In 1991, the American Logistics Council, a U.S.-based trade organization, defined logistics as: "the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient flow and storage of goods, services, and related information from one point of origin to another" (Council of Logistics Management | Trade Organization, n.d.)

Since the application of logistics generally has a positive effect on the efficiency of the supply chain system, it is suggested that logistics should be environmentally friendly, hence the concept of "green logistics".

There are many barriers and factors that directly and indirectly affect the implementation of green practices in an organization (at different levels and depending on the level of development of the organization).

In this paper, a total number of 27 barriers and 41 drivers are identified from the literature. These Barriers and Drivers are almost common in various sectors for the adoption and implementation of GSCM in companies.


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Ennaji, H., & Jaad, M. (2021). Barriers and motivations for green logistics: A theoretical approach. International Journal of Accounting, Finance, Auditing, Management and Economics, 2(4), 459-479.