Exploratory study of environmentally sustainable supply chains in New Zealand food industry : a thesis presented in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
The purpose of this study is to investigate the development of environmental
management, in particular in terms of logistics and supply chain perspective in New
Zealand food industry. Both qualitative and quantitative research methods were
applied in this exploratory study.
The results have found out that in recent years, energy-climate issues have affected
the food industry’s logistics and supply chain development and performance.
However, the effects have been neglected by most of the New Zealand food
organizations due to the various internal and external barriers. The results indicated a
number of issues:
• A lack of robust supply chain management system
• A lack of focusing on sustainable supply chain
• A lack of the knowledge of environmental sustainable management from
• A lack of trust and relationship in the supply chain system
• A lack of incentives and encouragement from government perspective
• A lack of stimulation for environmental concerns in domestic market