Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Industrial Management, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran

2 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran


Todays, some challenges such as soil, water and air pollution, and severe health hazards to humanity are the results of growing manufacturer in the real world. These challenges are so-called posing risk for sustainable development of the planet. In this matter, the need of achieving higher economic prosperity, along with the least environmental impact has led to a new manufacturing paradigm so-called Green Manufacturing (GM). In this way, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Iran with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification, and Just-In-Time inventory control, which make up 99.8 percent of all businesses, are responsible for 70 percent of all industrial pollution. In this paper, we explore the drivers of the GM of SMEs’ environmental processes in field of the industrial chemistry and their impacts on GM. Unfortunately, there is no proper work considering a wide range of drivers of GM in an industrial chemistry. We evaluate 500 Iran SMEs in the field on industrial chemistry, and select the Tage Company as a case study for this purpose considering its Greenhouse Gas Emission (GHG). This paper aims to gather the common drivers of GM from several sources on a case study in Tage Iran Company, as well as to analyze them by utilizing Analytical Network Process (ANP) in an uncertain environment. To tackle this uncertainty, the fuzzy ANP is utilized to prioritize the barriers to GM based on environmental, social, and economic perspectives. Finally, based on the obtained drivers, the fuzzy ANP identifies essential critical driver and the priority of drivers by utilizing a pair-wise comparison


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