Sustainable Supply Chain and Environmental and Financial Performance

Document Type : Research Paper


Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance


The aim of this study is to identify and explain the relationship between the components of sustainable supply chain and environmental performance and financial performance of the companies producing chemical fertilizers in Alborz province. The present study in terms of the purpose is practical and in terms of data collection methods is descriptive – survey and also in terms of type is correlation. The study sample included all managers of companies producing chemical fertilizers in Alborz province. Data were collected using a standard questionnaire that its validity was conducted by the measure of hidden variables convergent validity and its validity was confirmed. The reliability of the questionnaire was determined by using compound Cronbach's alpha test. Collected data was analyzed using structural equation model and using the Smart PLS software. Results of the examination of hypotheses indicate that there is a significant relationship between components of sustainable supply chain and environmental performance. Also there is a significant relationship between components of sustainable procurement and sustainable design of supply chain and financial performance, but there is no significant relationship between the components of sustainable distribution and investment improvement in sustainable supply chain and financial performance.


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  • Receive Date: 28 June 2017
  • Revise Date: 16 October 2017
  • Accept Date: 18 October 2017
  • First Publish Date: 20 February 2018