Green supply chain orientation and firm performance in the cocoa processing industry: evidence from pbc limited

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The cocoa processing industry plays a significant role in global supply chains, and as environmental concerns rise, the integration of sustainable practices becomes imperative. This study examines the effect of green supply chain orientation (gsco) on firm performance within the cocoa processing industry. This study aims to assess whether a higher level of gsco is associated with superior performance outcomes. The study collects primary data using structured questionnaires administered to 250 respondents out of which 220 respondents completed the questionnaires. Through a comprehensive analysis of primary quantitative data from pbc limited, it was observed that pbc limited in the cocoa processing industry has embraced a higher-than-average level of green supply chain orientation. This suggests a growing commitment within the firm towards environmentally conscious practices, including waste reduction, resource efficiency, and responsible sourcing. Furthermore, the study revealed a positive and statistically significant relationship between gsco and firm performance. The findings of this study underscore the importance of adopting a green supply chain orientation in the cocoa processing industry. As consumer preferences shift towards environmentally friendly products and regulatory pressures mount, businesses that prioritize sustainability throughout their supply chain not only contribute to a more sustainable future but also stand to reap significant economic benefits. It is recommended that conducting a longitudinal study to assess the long-term impact of green supply chain orientation (gsco) on the firm performance of pbc limited. By tracking changes in gsco practices and firm performance over an extended period, the research can provide insights into the sustainability of positive outcomes.
A thesis submitted to the department of supply chain and information systems institute of distance learning, Kwame Nkrumah university of science and technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of master of science in logistics and supply chain management