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The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, 5th Edition by Dr. Peter Baker, Phil Croucher, Alan Rushton

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Logistics and the environment

Introduction

It is not the purpose of this chapter to lay out in detail current and planned logistics-related environmental legislation from around the world. The sheer variety and volume of regulation precludes such an approach. Therefore, the EU framework, including a few specific examples from the UK, will be used as an exemplar.

It is inevitable that people managing logistics, either in an active operational role or in a strategic planning role, will at some stage have to consider the environmental effects of their actions. What is meant by the environment?

Broadly speaking it may be divided into the internal environment, ie inside the organization, and the external environment, which encompasses everything ...

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