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Assessing carbon footprint and energy efficiency in competing supply chains: Review – Case studies and benchmarking

Journal article
Authors C Rizet
Michael Browne
E Cornelis
J Leonardi
Published in Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Volume 17
Issue 4
Pages 293-300
ISSN 1361-9209
Publication year 2012
Published at
Pages 293-300
Language en
Keywords Supply chain management, Supply chain carbon footprint, Energy efficient logistics, Benchmarking energy efficiency
Subject categories Business Administration


This article compares the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of supply chains in Belgium, France and UK looking in particular at, jeans, yogurts, apples, tomatoes and furniture. We use a generic methodology that allows comparability across the supply chain of products, supply chains, and countries. Our benchmarking show relatively high emissions for maritime transport and the consumer leg, while logistics activities such as storage and road freight exhibit relatively low emissions. The influences of distance, retail type, area density and consumer behaviour are also examined.

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