Purchasing and environmental management: interactions, policies and opportunities

New, Steve, Green, Ken and Morton, Barbara (1996) Purchasing and environmental management: interactions, policies and opportunities. Business Strategy and the Environment, 5 (3). pp. 188-197.


The mechanisms are examined by which environmentally informed business practices and technologies may diffuse through industry as a result of the ‘greening’ of purchasing and supply. The efforts of official bodies in the UK to raise environmental awareness among industrial purchasers are reviewed. It is then argued that the supply chain model is an important way of interpreting the industrial landscape from a green perspective and that it is in some ways a more hopeful and positive starting point for achieving industrial transformation. The results of an analysis of some UK companies practices in using their purchasing policies to ‘green’ their supply chains are presented and opportunities for further research indicated.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: environmental management, procurement
Subject(s): Corporate reputation
Centre: Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 14:37
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2018 17:50
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/566

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