Our research in progress is aimed at discovering how sustainable development and reverse logistics appear in the practice of companies in Hungary. Our goal is to develop an analysis framework and test it on a Hungarian sample that examines the relationship between the elements of the reverse logistics system and logistics practices. This was tested on the available sample. In the course of observing the supply chains, we intend to focus on trends of sustainable development, with an outlook on the international practice. We pay special attention to the reverse logistics aspects of company practice, presenting the logistical processes according to the environmental challenges. The background of our analyses consists of processing the literature and conducting primer assessment.