Sustainable supply chain management in construction industry: a Turkish case

Kosanoglu F., Kus H. T.

CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, vol.23, pp.2589-2613, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10098-021-02175-z
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, IBZ Online, ABI/INFORM, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Aqualine, CAB Abstracts, Compendex, Environment Index, Greenfile, INSPEC, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.2589-2613
  • Keywords: Sustainability, Sustainable supply chain management, Sustainable construction, ANP, Turkey, FRAMEWORK, ASBESTOS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


In the construction industry, social, environmental and economic concerns are increasing in recent years. Sustainability approach is gaining wide interest to solve these concerns. Sustainable supply chain management ensures environmentally and socially pleasant practices, and provides economic gains. We propose a sustainable supply chain management model for the construction industry in Turkey context, which considers all levels of construction process. The proposed model is based on the life cycle assessment of buildings and employs triple bottom line sustainability dimensions-environmental, social and economical. We utilize the analytic network process methodology to evaluate the sustainability level of construction sustainable supply chain management in Turkey by employing the principles of the green buildings performance rating system (LEED). The contribution that lies in this paper provides the importance of sustainable supply chain management elements in construction, reasons for insufficient sustainability and a framework to improve sustainability integration.