SPECIFICATION OF LOGISTIC CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY: ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES
This paper is based on the analysis of ninety-six articles published over twenty-one years, between 1991 and 2012 concerning integration of sustainable development objectives into supply chain management. Disciplinary and geographical origin of authors shows a growing interest in the integration of sustainable development in supply chain management for scientific world, but maturity of this subject remains limited and the most of these studies still exploratory. A more in-depth study of these works therefore seems relevant. Analysis of these works highlights several economic, environmental and social concepts which concern the diffusion of sustainable development in daily activities of supply chain like financial performance, productivity, environmental management systems and Human rights. This work will look at the main sustainable development issues which characterize global performance (integration of economic, environmental and social performances) of supply chain and impact of sustainable practices on performances of this chain, as they appear in studied articles.