Implementation of triple bottom line to a business model canvas in reverse logistics

Bogdan Wit, Korneliusz Pylak
2020 Electronic Markets  
Waste generation, especially hazardous waste, can strongly affect the environment and human lives. There is an urgent need to implement sustainable hazardous waste management tools to reduce their harmful impact on the environment stemming from incorrect waste management. However, there is still a lack of business model concepts combining sustainable development and risk management in reverse logistic value chains for hazardous waste. Therefore, the authors develop a novel sustainable business
more » ... stainable business model canvas for both an entity and the logistics system using the Osterwalder's Business Model Canvas integrated with the concept of sustainable development in economic, social and environmental areas (Triple Bottom Line, TBL) and risk-related elements. Then, using the developed sustainable business model canvas, the model for the logistics system for the treatment of hazardous waste containing asbestos was successfully created. The model was implemented in the prototype of computer software in the form of electronic network services. Keywords Business model . Business model canvas . Sustainable development . Triple bottom line . Risk JEL classification L22 . Q01 . M21 . L26 . Q53 1 The classification of hazardous waste is based on the classification and labelling system for dangerous substances and preparations which ensures that similar principles are applied throughout the life cycle of materials. The properties of waste which render it hazardous are described in Annex III of Directive 2008/98/EC and are further specified by the Commission Decision 2014/955/EU (EU 2014b/955).
doi:10.1007/s12525-020-00422-7 fatcat:crmtjurzvfcwhan4udzmunnhhm