In the early 1970s, Iran showed a strong desire to create a healthy environment. However, no one expected Iran to sacrifice economic growth for the environment. Therefore, the constitution included some principles that combined pollution control and environmental protection programs with current development programs to ensure that environmental activities are considered part of national development.
The article elucidates theoretical and methodological principles of green logistics. The major ecological and economic laws have been generalized. The economic opinion genesis regarding the implementation of new ‘environmental’ paradigm in logistics has been researched. It has been set up that such major categories which play the role of foundation for ‘green’ logistics formation are the following: environmental goods and services, ‘green’ business, cleaner manufacture, ecological management, sustainable development, ‘green’ economics and social business responsibility.