Evaluating Significance of Green Manufacturing Enablers Using MOORA Method for Indian Manufacturing Sector

  • Varinder Kumar Mittal
  • Rahul Sindhwani
  • Punj Lata Singh
  • Vivek Kalsariya
  • Faizan Salroo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Severe environmental impact of manufacturing has led to highly unsustainable condition by consuming natural resources at faster pace, Green House Gases (GHG) emissions, massive landfills, etc. It is the right time to wake up and adopt green manufacturing (GM) so that resources can be consumed at minimum possible rate and climate change issue can be addressed optimally. GM requires huge efforts in terms of financial and human resources. The facilitation of the industry for GM implementation by investigating the enablers would prove to be helpful for faster implementation. In this paper, 15 enablers are identified through a survey of literature and discussion with experts in industry, academia and research. An application of MOORA method is utilized to assess the most important and high-impact enablers. This study concluded that the most important six enablers are: energy and resource crisis, competitiveness, financial and human resources, strategic management commitment, green supplier management, and information technology management. This research is expected to throw light on understanding of GM implementation in manufacturing industry such as aerospace, nuclear, and power plants more smoothly and gradually.


Green manufacturing Enablers MOORA method Multi-criteria decision method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Varinder Kumar Mittal
    • 1
  • Rahul Sindhwani
    • 1
  • Punj Lata Singh
    • 2
  • Vivek Kalsariya
    • 1
  • Faizan Salroo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amity School of Engineering and TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia
  2. 2.Civil Engineering Department, Amity School of Engineering and TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

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