Green supplier evaluation with SWARA-TOPSIS integrated method to reduce ecological risk factors

AKCAN S., Tas M. A.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, vol.191, no.12, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 191 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10661-019-7884-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus


One of the most important agendas of the world is the topic of global warming. In order to protect the ecological balance, all organizations turning towards using natural resources more effectively and not harming the environment. Increasing social expectation, legal regulations, and diminishing natural resources necessitate the dissemination of these orientations in all areas. Enterprises' supply chain management applications are also affected by this situation, and the concept of green supply chain management which reflects the environmentalist perspective has emerged. One of the most important stages of this chain is to find suppliers who care about the environment. Choosing a green supplier is of great importance for both the business and the environment. In this study, 11 environmental criteria were defined for green supplier evaluation and SWARA-TOPSIS integrated method was used to determine the most suitable supplier. Furthermore, a case study for an international yachting company operating in Turkey was also presented in this study. Based on the results of the study, it was seen that supplier 2 was the most suitable among five prominent alternative suppliers, and "environmental management system", "senior management's support and commitment", and "green image" criteria were ranked as the top three criteria among the 11 determined criteria.