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Sustainable procurement practices in the Brazilian chemical industry context.

Souza Piao, R., Ide, M.S., Scur, G., Campos-Silva, W.L. and Khorana, S., 2020. Sustainable procurement practices in the Brazilian chemical industry context. Exacta, 18 (3), 583 - 602.

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DOI: 10.5585/ExactaEP.v18n3.10296

Abstract

Sustainable procurement requires an understanding of the full impact of purchase throughout the entire life cycle of the product or service, irrespective of location. The aim is to investigate the adoption of sustainable procurement in some Brazilian chemical companies. Questionnaires were sent to professionals from the Brazilian Chemical Industry Association (ABIQUIM) and from thirtyseven associated companies. The results were used to elaborate empirical illustrations about sustainable procurement practices in the Brazilian chemical industry context. Although the companies did not have a prescriptive supplier selection model that incorporates social-environmental criteria, most companies had more restrictive standards than the legislation and they supported suppliers to improve their social-environmental performance. In addition, that actions related to social and environmental issues occur in policies and documents and are reflected through middle and upper management commitments. It indicates that there are some organizational directions to incorporate social and environmental questions. However, no materialization in actions along the procurement process.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1983-9308
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sustainable procurement; Chemical industry; Regulation; developing countries; Brazil
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:34298
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:15 Jul 2020 09:06
Last Modified:15 Jul 2020 09:06

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