Using life cycle sustainability assessment to trade off sourcing strategies for humanitarian relief items

Elisah Antonia van Kempen, Eirini Spiliotopoulou, Goran Stojanovski, Sander de Leeuw*

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While interest in supply chain sustainability has risen over the past few years in academic and business worlds, very little research has been conducted on sustainability in humanitarian supply chains, specifically. This study aims to contribute to the development of the field by conducting a life cycle sustainability analysis (LCSA) of sourcing scenarios for a core relief item in a humanitarian supply chain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1718-1730
JournalThe International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Core relief items
  • Humanitarian supply chains
  • International/local sourcing
  • LCSA
  • Sourcing strategies
  • Triple bottom line

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