School of Management, G. D. Goenka University, Gurgaon, India.
This study reviews actions taken by large companies in India to conform to environmental sustainability with a particular focus concerning road transport. The case study method was adopted. This entailed the researcher completing a questionnaire at face-to-face discussions with key informants in different companies across different industry sectors. The findings reveal significant congruence in adopting sustainability practices at business unit levels in general across diverse industry sectors but vary significantly in the transportation area due to segment-specific nuances. Further, it is seen that the sustainability steps are quite dependent on the nature of the products, cost of distribution related to the delivery points, and required reach of material. Research also shows that the stature of the companies expressly warrants that their policies and programs address the subject of sustainability in areas other than logistics and transportation. While this study is done across industry segments/verticals, it would be appropriate to investigate organizations within the same industry type to also establish if competition influences the width and depth of sustainability steps being taken by the Indian organizations.
Keywords- Environmental sustainability practices, Case studies on sustainability, Road freight transportation, Green logistics, and transportation.
Khandelwal, A. (2020). Case Studies of Sustainable Road Transport Practices in Different Industry Sectors in India. International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences, 5(6), 1091-1107. https://doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2020.5.6.083.