Triple Bottom Line Analysis in an Agribusiness Supply Chain

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)


Nowadays, modern and competitive industries have been evolving towards integrated supply chains. Nevertheless, in today’s competitive and globalized markets, production systems must also meet sustainability requirements considering social, economic and environmental dimensions. In this research project, we analyze such different dimensions of sustainability in a supply chain of the agribusiness. A survey of the supply chain of the swine industry in the western region of the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil, was made. The data was analyzed using Entropy and the technique for order of preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS). Results demonstrate that sustainability is related to the positioning of the company in the supply chain and its level of integration. The model developed in this research, focused on the level of sustainability maturity in supply chains, can be used as a tool of diagnosis and to compare different industries.


Sustainability Triple Bottom Line Supply chain Agribusiness TOPSIS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Community University of Chapecó Region - UNOCHAPECÓChapecóBrazil
  2. 2.University of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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