Green supply chain parameters for a Canadian petroleum refinery company

Salem Y. Lakhal, Souad H'Mida, M. Rafiqul Islam
2007 International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management  
This research studies environment dimensions, company policy, operations, and technologies of Canadian petroleum refinery companies. It proposes an analysis of the supply chain from suppliers to clients and focuses on specific actions related to the following: (i) Reduction of contaminants; (ii) Analysis of the operations process; (iii) Development of parameters and characteristics that can evolve into a benchmarking system for measuring greenness efforts of petroleum refineries, based on a
more » ... ies, based on a previous model suggested by the first two authors. This analysis aims at defining the basic features of an "Olympic" green supply chain, characterized by zero emissions, zero waste of resources, zero waste in activities, zero use of toxics, zero waste in product life-cycle, and zero waste ( the five zeros analogous to the five circles in the Olympic flag), green inputs, and green outputs.
doi:10.1504/ijetm.2007.013236 fatcat:f6frtcsr7vf4xl7rbvmradnxiy