An Investigation into the Green Supply Chain Management Practices in the Oil and Gas Industry
Sustainability reporting within the Oil and Gas (O&G) industry started back in the 1990s and has improved longitudinally since then. However, O&G companies when reporting their sustainability related practices and initiatives, seldomly mention the context of a “supply chain”. Concepts such as sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) and in particular green supply chain management (GSCM) are rarely mentioned and there is a lack of maturity within the sector on these topics and this forms the motivation of the research. The study aims to investigate the presence of GSCM practices adopted by the O&G sector and to categorize how they are integrated with the sustainability practices reported by the industry. The research validates the findings of the previous literature, provides a detailed list of GSCM sub-practices and identifies new research directions related to diversification of business model and investment of O&G companies in renewable energy and this has not been reported before.