dr Piotr C. Sosnowski – Assistant Professor, University of Lodz, Faculty of Management, Department of Logistics, ul. Matejki 22/26, 90-237 Łódź, Polska; e-mail: email@example.com
Purpose: The aim of this article is to identify benefits and barriers of environmental cooperation with suppliers in organic food distribution sector in Poland.
Design/methodology/approach: The research method used in this paper is review of existing literature and survey using CATI technique, conducted among organic food distribution companies in Poland.
Firstly, the environmental cooperation with suppliers is presented. Secondly, the characteristics of organic food supply chain is introduced. Next, the conducted study is described. Then the discussion of results is presented. Finally, the conclusions and recommendations for future research are outlined.
Findings/conclusions: The results concern acknowledged benefits and barriers of environmental cooperation with suppliers in organic food distribution sector in Poland.
Research limitations: The main limitation of the study is that it was conducted only in the organic food distribution sector and only in Poland.
Practical implications: The main practical implication of this study is that performing the environmental activities in cooperation with suppliers might improve the image of the company.
Originality/value: The value of this study lies in conducting it in organic food distribution sector in Poland.
environmental decision-making, cooperation with suppliers, B2B relationships, organic food distribution