TABLE OF CONTENT
TABLE OF CONTENT………………………………………………………….…….ii-iii CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION……………………………………..........................1 1.1 Background of the Study
1.1.1 The Kenyan Cement Industries
1.2 Statement of the Problem
1.3 Objectives of the Study
1.4 Significance of the Study
1.5 Justification for the Study
1.6 Scope of the study
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 The concept of green procurement
2.2 Appreciation of Green Procurement in the Cement Industry
7 2.3 Green Procurement Practises in the Cement Industry
2.4 The Impact of Green Procurement on the Performance of the Organization
10 2.5. Conceptual framework
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1 Research Design
3.2 Target Population
Table 3.1: Target Population and Sample Size
3.3 Sampling and Sample techniques
3.4 Data Collection Instruments
3.5 Data Collection Procedure
3.6 Data Analysis
Appendix I: Introduction Letter
Appendix II: Research Questionnaire
Appendix III: Budget
Appendix IV: Time Schedule
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the Study
Environmental issues have become a subject of critical concern for businesses in recent years worldwide. Environmental obligations have grown substantially as society becomes more conscious of its environment. Legislation relating to the environment is increasing in number, and companies have to be environmentally responsible by taking a proactive stance on voluntary initiatives. Therefore, it is essential that they deliver reasonably priced quality goods and services in desired time frame. Porter and Vander Linde (1995) proved that properly designed environmental standards can trigger innovations that improve values, ultimately enhanced resource productivity that makes companies more competitive.
Green procurement is an approach in which environmental impacts play an important role in procurement decisions, with procurement officers concerned about more than just price and quality. Companies which pride themselves on environmental stewardship and thoughtful care of the environment may use green procurement, among many other tactics, to ensure that they do business in an environmentally responsible way. A number of aspects of the procurement process may be adjusted to meet a mission of environmental sustainability (Williams, 2000).
Within a procurement office, green procurement can involve changes in office procedures which are designed to benefit the environment. For example, rather than having people submit purchase orders and requests on paper, the procurement office might switch to electronic methods of communication so that paper is not wasted. The office might also engage in environmentally friendly activities like reducing energy usage, keeping plants around the office to improve air quality, or buying carbon offsets to compensate for office energy usage. During the procurement process, green procurement involves seeking out products which are manufactured sustainably (Williams, 2000).
On a simple level, green procurement can push companies to seek out office supplies made from environmental products, or products made by companies which are committed to environmental stewardship. The office might also demand minimal packaging on the products it orders, look for products moved with bio-diesel, seek out manufacturing facilities which bear environmental certifications, or indicate to potential vendors that it would prefer products from companies which are committed to minimizing waste and benefiting the environment. Procuring products which are environmentally responsible can be a challenging occupation both in the organization and the procurement officers. Going green can make your products more attractive to big buyers and consumers, reduce waste disposal and operating costs, and help...
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