, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 65–84 | Cite as

Modeling the criteria for selection of suppliers towards green aspect: a case in Indian automobile industry

  • K. Mathiyazhagan
  • S. Sudhakar
  • Abhishek Bhalotia
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Adoption of environmental management practices is essential in every industry to satisfy the customers, and environmental regulation policies along with improvement of environmental performance. Environmental practices are not only based on the industry alone, supplier is also one of the partners to improve industries environmental image through supplying environmental friendly products. Selection of a suitable supplier based on environmental criteria is a challenging and difficult task for industries because there are many criteria available for selection of suitable environment friendly suppliers to improve industry environmental image. Industries should know which criterion is the most important for the selection of green supplier. This study investigates and ranks the environmental criteria for the green supplier selection based on expert’s judgment in an Indian automobile sector perspective. The analytical hierarchy process is used to rank the criteria.


Green supplier Criteria Automobile industry Analytical hierarchy process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Mathiyazhagan
    • 1
  • S. Sudhakar
    • 2
  • Abhishek Bhalotia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe Northcap UniversityGurgaonIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringMahaveer Institute of Science and TechnologyHyderabadIndia

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