Managing the Chemicals and Substances in Products and Supply Chains

Kraft T., Karaer Ö., Sharpe K.

in: Environmetally Responsible Supply Chains, Atalay Atasu, Editor, Springer, London/Berlin , Basel, pp.313-337, 2016

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Publisher: Springer, London/Berlin 
  • City: Basel
  • Page Numbers: pp.313-337
  • Editors: Atalay Atasu, Editor
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This chapter explores the challenges that companies face in managing the chemicals and substances found in their products and supply chains. The topic is presented from both a practice and an academic perspective. Based on the authors’ work with an environmental nonprofit, a model is presented that examines levers available to both companies and nonprofits for improving the environmental performance of suppliers. The chapter concludes by discussing potential future research directions with respect to chemicals management and sustainable supply chains.