A holistic perspective on sustainable procurement implementation

Abhijeet Ghadge, Sonal Choudhary, Nigel Caldwell

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 21st International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2016)
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Transport and Supply Chain Innovation
EditorsK. S. Pawar, K. M. Tsai
PublisherNottingham University Business School
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780853583172
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2016
Event21st International Symposium on Logistics - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 3 Jul 20166 Jul 2016


Conference21st International Symposium on Logistics
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung, Taiwan


  • Susceptibility
  • Procurement
  • Implementation
  • Supply chain management


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