Implementing sustainable procurement practices in HE institutions and their supply chains: A case study in the UK

Maysara Sayed, Linda C. Hendry, Marta Zorzini

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Abstract

This paper investigates sustainable procurement, including the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainability. A single in-depth case study method is employed to examine the practices for food procurement in a leading HE institution in the UK. The key findings include: the presence of multiple sustainable procurement initiatives which collectively address all three dimensions, though individually may focus on one dimension alone; the application of institutional theory to identify mimetic and normative pressures as the main influences; the varying perceptions regarding the identification of stakeholders and their roles; and the importance of local buying as a social sustainability strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event1st International EurOMA Sustainable Operations & Supply Chains Forum - Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 23 Mar 201425 Mar 2014
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Conference1st International EurOMA Sustainable Operations & Supply Chains Forum
CountryNetherlands
CityGroningen
Period23/03/1425/03/14
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