USQ Research Project Questionnaire - Sustainable (environmental) supply chain management practices in dairy companies.
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USQ Research Project Questionnaire - Sustainable (environmental) supply chain management practices in dairy companies.

The survey is an online questionnaire  that will take a short ammount of time.


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Project title:

Sustainable (environmental) supply chain management practices, pressures, and performance measures in Australian dairy companies.


Ethics approval:

Human Research Ethics Approval Number: H20REA247


Project Details


This research focuses on the space of sustainable (environmental) supply chain management practices within Australian businesses, in the dairy sector. The findings from this research will assist practitioners to apply a framework that can improve environmentally sustainable practices, by focusing on business pressures and drivers that impact environmental decisions.

 This project is being undertaken as part of a Doctor of Philosophy Program.

The research team requests your assistance to gather information on current business pressures and drivers that impact companies - and how these business pressures and drivers influence both environmental strategies and environmental performance. Your assistance will be highly appreciated and will help to create a framework and model to improve environmental excellence.



This survey will take approximately 10 - 15 minutes to complete. Your participation in this project is entirely voluntary. If you do not wish to take part, you are not obliged to. If you decide to take part and later change your mind, you are free to withdraw from the project at any stage. You may also request that any data collected about you be withdrawn and destroyed. If you do wish to withdraw from this project, please contact the Research Team (contact details at the end of this form). Your decision whether you take part, do not take part, or to take part and then withdraw, will in no way impact your current or future relationship with the University of Southern Queensland.


Expected Benefits

Environmental supply chain practices have been suggested to have a positive impact on both the environment and business. Therefore, it is expected that the findings from this project are expected to benefit the Australian dairy sector in several ways. For instance, it would be providing findings of current environmental drivers and pressures and a more in-depth understanding of how business drivers and pressures may impact environmental initiatives/performance. The research is expected to provide a framework that could be implemented to provide assistance and guidance in implementing environmental initiatives.



There are no anticipated risks beyond normal day-to-day living associated with your participation in this project.


Privacy and Confidentiality

All responses will be treated confidentially. The names of individual persons are not required in any of the responses. The data will be non-identifiable. The conduct of this research involves the collection, use of your non-identified information.  The information collected is confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone, any identifying information will be removed as part of the confidentiality process of the research. The responses will be stored securely as per University of Southern Queensland’s Research Data Management policy and will securely remain for at least five years after the completion of the study.


Consent to Participate

Clicking on the ‘Submit’ button at the conclusion of the questionnaire is accepted as an indication of your consent to participate in this project.


Research Team Contact Details

Please refer to the Research Team Contact Details if you have any questions answered or to request further information about this project.


Principal Investigator Details

Principal supervisor details

Miss Anna Tsaparas


Mobile: 0491 300 730

Assoc. Prof Shane Zhang


Telephone: (07) 4631 2640


Associate supervisor details

Dr. Paul Lee


Telephone: (07) 3470 4559