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Benchmarking Environmental Policy in Transportation

Meutia, Hilda and Puwiwattanangkura, Ms. Tantip (2011)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
The objective of the research is to identify the improvement gap and provide suggestions in green transportation for Skånemejerier, a dairy company in the region of Skåne, Sweden. The findings are divided into two main topics, firstly, the review on environmental policy documents, which is the foundation of gaining capability in environmental management and secondly, the result of benchmarking in environmental policy and strategies. In regards to the first finding on environmental policy documents, we recommend and provide literature’s guideline to develop a comprehensive environmental policy document. A comprehensive policy document will remind the company about the relevant environmental regulations, improve the environmental impact... (More)
The objective of the research is to identify the improvement gap and provide suggestions in green transportation for Skånemejerier, a dairy company in the region of Skåne, Sweden. The findings are divided into two main topics, firstly, the review on environmental policy documents, which is the foundation of gaining capability in environmental management and secondly, the result of benchmarking in environmental policy and strategies. In regards to the first finding on environmental policy documents, we recommend and provide literature’s guideline to develop a comprehensive environmental policy document. A comprehensive policy document will remind the company about the relevant environmental regulations, improve the environmental impact monitoring system, and it shall be used for internal and external communication. Furthermore for external communication, expressing environmental commitment can increase the company image, and lead to increase in economic benefit. The second finding is on the result of benchmarking policy and strategies. This research uses The European Parliament (2010) and the Clecat Best Practice Guide (2010) which provide an extensive list of green characteristics to describe the current trend and FreightVision Europe 2050 (2011) to provide the future perspective as a framework for benchmarking. As per the standards as mentioned above, we are able to conclude the list of green transportation characteristics accordingly, which are network optimization, route planning, intermodal solution, space efficient on vehicle utilization, intercompany transport consolidation, eco-driving, technology innovation in engine and other vehicle’s component, environmental reporting and alternative fuel. The benchmarking between Skånemejerier and the direct competitor in the dairy industry, as well as the leading companies in the field of logistics is conducted, in order to identify gaps for improvement. Accordingly, a series of recommendations for improvement in green transportation is provided for Skånemejerier. (Less)
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author
Meutia, Hilda and Puwiwattanangkura, Ms. Tantip
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Management of enterprises, benchmarking, green transportation, environmental policy, environmental strategy, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
2006959
date added to LUP
2011-06-03
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2012-11-12 11:23:30
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  abstract     = {The objective of the research is to identify the improvement gap and provide suggestions in green transportation for Skånemejerier, a dairy company in the region of Skåne, Sweden. The findings are divided into two main topics, firstly, the review on environmental policy documents, which is the foundation of gaining capability in environmental management and secondly, the result of benchmarking in environmental policy and strategies. In regards to the first finding on environmental policy documents, we recommend and provide literature’s guideline to develop a comprehensive environmental policy document. A comprehensive policy document will remind the company about the relevant environmental regulations, improve the environmental impact monitoring system, and it shall be used for internal and external communication. Furthermore for external communication, expressing environmental commitment can increase the company image, and lead to increase in economic benefit. The second finding is on the result of benchmarking policy and strategies. This research uses The European Parliament (2010) and the Clecat Best Practice Guide (2010) which provide an extensive list of green characteristics to describe the current trend and FreightVision Europe 2050 (2011) to provide the future perspective as a framework for benchmarking. As per the standards as mentioned above, we are able to conclude the list of green transportation characteristics accordingly, which are network optimization, route planning, intermodal solution, space efficient on vehicle utilization, intercompany transport consolidation, eco-driving, technology innovation in engine and other vehicle’s component, environmental reporting and alternative fuel. The benchmarking between Skånemejerier and the direct competitor in the dairy industry, as well as the leading companies in the field of logistics is conducted, in order to identify gaps for improvement. Accordingly, a series of recommendations for improvement in green transportation is provided for Skånemejerier.},
  author       = {Meutia, Hilda and Puwiwattanangkura, Ms. Tantip},
  keyword      = {Management of enterprises,benchmarking,green transportation,environmental policy,environmental strategy,Företagsledning,management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Benchmarking Environmental Policy in Transportation},
  year         = {2011},
}