Since the 1992 Rio summit, corporate environmental responsibility has grown beyond complying with increasingly stringent environmental regulation and taking up proactive initiatives. The business and financial performance of companies may depend on being socially and environmentally responsible. Customers do not distinguish between a company and its suppliers. Thus, greening the supply chain is an innovative idea which is attracting attention. This book incorporates the following perspectives: - conceptual development and principles of green supply chain management; - empirical studies showing the practices and concerns of industries in Asia, Europe and North America; - quantitative and analytical tools for use in environmental supply chain design and development, and; - case studies of green supply chain practices which describe the complexities faced and their resolution. Industry practitioners, policy makers, students and researchers in this field will read this book for the insights it provides.