Barriers and Drivers to Green Supply Chain Management Practices: Evidence from Manufacturing and Agricultural Sectors of Sri Lanka


  • M. A. K. K. Shisara Department of Engineering Technology, Faculty of Technological Studies, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
  • Y. N. S. Wijewardana Department of Engineering Technology, Faculty of Technological Studies, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
  • R. A. P. I. S. Dharmadasa Department of Export Agriculture, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka



Supply Chain Management, Green Supply Chain Management, Barriers, Drivers, Sustainability


Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) is one of the newest trends in Supply Chain Management’s (SCM) evolution. The objectives of this study are to (i) evaluate the internal and external barriers and drivers of GSCM, and (ii) make timely recommendations to implement GSCMP in manufacturing and agricultural sectors in Sri Lanka. An online questionnaire survey was conducted to examine these barriers, drivers, and recommendations for improving the GSCMP. Thirty experts have participated in the survey and the data were evaluated by descriptive statistics. The findings reveal that lack of knowledge and experience, and a lack of green professionals was the main internal and external barriers respectively. Also, top management support and green procurements were the main internal driver and external driver respectively. The findings of this study will assist the manufacturing and agricultural sectors in Sri Lanka to move on to sustainability.


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How to Cite

Shisara, M. A. K. K., Wijewardana, Y. N. S., & Dharmadasa, R. A. P. I. S. (2021). Barriers and Drivers to Green Supply Chain Management Practices: Evidence from Manufacturing and Agricultural Sectors of Sri Lanka. Asian Journal of Science and Applied Technology, 10(2), 5–14.