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Increasing the environmental and social sustainability in corporate purchasing: Practices and tools

Leire, Charlotte LU (2009) In IIIEE Doctoral dissertations 2009:1.
Abstract
Despite efforts to stimulate the dissemination of green purchasing practices, their uptake in business and industry has so far proven limited. Reasons for the limited progress remain largely unclear. One factor explored in this thesis, is the role of information in the operationalization and dissemination of green purchasing in organizations and supply chains. The importance of knowledge and information for the dissemination and operational possibility of green purchasing has until now remained under-examined in both academic and practitioner-based literature.

The research presented in this thesis concentrates on the perspective of the purchasers. The research concludes that that green purchasing practices in private sector... (More)
Despite efforts to stimulate the dissemination of green purchasing practices, their uptake in business and industry has so far proven limited. Reasons for the limited progress remain largely unclear. One factor explored in this thesis, is the role of information in the operationalization and dissemination of green purchasing in organizations and supply chains. The importance of knowledge and information for the dissemination and operational possibility of green purchasing has until now remained under-examined in both academic and practitioner-based literature.

The research presented in this thesis concentrates on the perspective of the purchasers. The research concludes that that green purchasing practices in private sector organizations in Sweden remain limited, and mainly focus products of strategic importance. The most common approach in applying environmental and social requirements is the supplier performance based approach. Few purchasers use, and are aware of, the range of information tools that are currently available. The obstacles among purchasing managers to use information tools in green purchasing seem to vary with the type of purchasing situation. (Less)
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supervisor
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  • Dr. techn. Hanssen, Ole Jörgen, Östfoldforskning, Norge
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Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
Green Purchasing, Information tools, Environmental Management, Environmental and social requirements
in
IIIEE Doctoral dissertations
volume
2009:1
pages
210 pages
publisher
IIIEE, Lund University
defense location
Aulan, Internationella miljöinstitutet, Tegnérsplatsen 4, Lund
defense date
2009-05-28 13:15
ISSN
1402-3016
language
English
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yes
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affbe84c-ce7d-4dad-9ac8-bf051b3949bc (old id 1391355)
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2009-05-05 10:19:02
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  abstract     = {Despite efforts to stimulate the dissemination of green purchasing practices, their uptake in business and industry has so far proven limited. Reasons for the limited progress remain largely unclear. One factor explored in this thesis, is the role of information in the operationalization and dissemination of green purchasing in organizations and supply chains. The importance of knowledge and information for the dissemination and operational possibility of green purchasing has until now remained under-examined in both academic and practitioner-based literature. <br/><br>
The research presented in this thesis concentrates on the perspective of the purchasers. The research concludes that that green purchasing practices in private sector organizations in Sweden remain limited, and mainly focus products of strategic importance. The most common approach in applying environmental and social requirements is the supplier performance based approach. Few purchasers use, and are aware of, the range of information tools that are currently available. The obstacles among purchasing managers to use information tools in green purchasing seem to vary with the type of purchasing situation.},
  author       = {Leire, Charlotte},
  issn         = {1402-3016},
  keyword      = {Green Purchasing,Information tools,Environmental Management,Environmental and social requirements},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {210},
  publisher    = {IIIEE, Lund University},
  school       = {Lund University},
  series       = {IIIEE Doctoral dissertations},
  title        = {Increasing the environmental and social sustainability in corporate purchasing: Practices and tools},
  volume       = {2009:1},
  year         = {2009},
}