The capability and capacity to implement a sustainable approach to procurement is increasingly becoming an order qualifier in product related globalised businesses. This research aims to identify key factors influencing successful supply network wide implementation of a sustainable approach to procurement. Building on a systems thinking approach, the study develops a conceptual model for sustainable procurement implementation. The drivers and barriers to sustainable procurement are identified based on a literature review and secondary data collected on 85 global firms’ sustainability practices. The research identifies corporate environmental awareness and the commitment of top management as the key drivers for implementing sustainable procurement practices within supply network. The conceptual model identifies three broad categories of drivers along with barriers for the potential adaptation.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 21st International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2016)|
|Subtitle of host publication||Sustainable Transport and Supply Chain Innovation|
|Editors||K. S. Pawar, K. M. Tsai|
|Publisher||Nottingham University Business School|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Jul 2016|
|Event||21st International Symposium on Logistics - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Taiwan, Province of China|
Duration: 3 Jul 2016 → 6 Jul 2016
|Conference||21st International Symposium on Logistics|
|Country||Taiwan, Province of China|
|Period||3/07/16 → 6/07/16|
- Supply chain management
Ghadge, A., Choudhary, S., & Caldwell, N. (2016). A holistic perspective on sustainable procurement implementation. In K. S. Pawar, & K. M. Tsai (Eds.), Proceedings of 21st International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2016): Sustainable Transport and Supply Chain Innovation (pp. 109-116). Nottingham University Business School.