In quest of green practices in manufacturing industries through literature review, Charanjit Singh, Dr. Davinder Singh and Prof. Jaimal Khamba
Charanjit Singh, Dr. Davinder Singh, Prof. Jaimal Singh Khamba
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Punjabi University, Patiala
Purpose: In order to improve environmental performance, manufacturing companies around the world have started to seek green practices (GPs) to adopt in their operations. Environmental awareness of the stakeholders has put the pressure and changed the focus of manufacturers. The purpose of this article is to gather GPs used in manufacturing industries through a literature review. It also aims at exploring other elements related to GPs in manufacturing firms.
Design/methodology/approach: The paper is exploratory in its approach. After searching relevant research articles from the online database, a review of 103 research articles has been conducted in the area of GPs in manufacturing industries.
Findings: This work attempts to offer a comprehensive list of GPs by studying the detailed relevant literature. This paper concludes that the concern of the use of GPs within manufacturing organisations is rising fast around the world, and research in this area is of great interest throughout the world over the last decade.
Research limitations/implications: This study has reported several earlier studies by searching the online database through some selected keywords only, but it has not performed a subjective overview for screening and choosing the research articles. This paper explores and gives a concise description of the GPs in manufacturing that will be helpful for further studies of green manufacturing (GM).
Originality/value: This study provides a comprehensive literature review of GPs in manufacturing industries. This review should give benefits to other scholars and practitioners interested in studying GPs related to manufacturing industries. It might represent new opportunities for relevant research that would contribute to more knowledge of GM being gained.
Keywords: Green practices; Manufacturing industry; Green manufacturing; Sustainable production; Literature review.
Citation: Singh, C., Singh, D. and Khamba, J.S. (2021), "In quest of green practices in manufacturing industries through literature review", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 30-50. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-02-2019-0014