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    Sustainable practices in logistics systems: An overview of companies in Brazil

    Martins, VWB, Anholon, R, Quelhas, OLG and Filho, WL (2019) Sustainable practices in logistics systems: An overview of companies in Brazil. Sustainability (Switzerland), 11 (15).

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    © 2019 by the authors. The main purpose of this article is to present an overview of the applications of sustainable practices in logistic operations performed by Brazilian companies. To reach this objective, the following steps were carried out: (1) a review of the literature on logistics systems and sustainability in logistics activities; (2) the collection of sustainability reports published by companies that perform logistics operations, which are recognized in Brazil; (3) a content analysis of the reports collected and (4) a discussion of the results, cross-checked with the literature and the extrapolation of conclusions. It was possible to identify 22 sustainable practices, and these practices were grouped into five macro areas. The authors of this paper believe that the findings presented here can be useful for professionals and researchers in the implementation of sustainability practices in logistics systems.

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