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Sustainable global purchasing: Assessing the relative impact of sustainability goals and programmes
University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production. University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management, Industrial economics.
University of Gävle, Center for Logistics and Innovative Production. University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management, Industrial economics. (Industriell ekonomi)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8238-034X
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Business Performance Management, ISSN 1368-4892, E-ISSN 1741-5039Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

Global purchasing and offshoring are established strategic means for lowering costs and improving competitiveness. However, firms purchasing globally have also been accused of committing, supporting or just turning a blind eye to a number of environmental and social misdemeanours, such as disregard for environmental regulation, poor working conditions and corruption. The purpose of this paper is to provide quantitative evidence, based on a large scale survey, on how global purchasing actually impacts sustainability performance. The paper finds that there are no significant differences in sustainability performance between firms purchasing globally and firms purchasing regionally. However, firms purchasing globally are significantly more likely to fulfil their sustainability goals compared to firms purchasing regionally. Moreover, only firms that purchase globally show a significant impact of sustainability programmes on supplier sustainability compliance. Global purchasing can thus aid in social and environmental responsibility if it is accompanied by ambitious sustainability targets and sustainability programmes.

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InderScience Publishers, 2016.
Keyword [en]
global purchasing, global sourcing, sustainable supply chain management, sustainability performance, sustainable sourcing, corporate social responsibility, environmental responsibility, supplier compliance
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Other Mechanical Engineering Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22196OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22196DiVA: diva2:951291
Available from: 2016-08-08 Created: 2016-08-08 Last updated: 2016-12-03Bibliographically approved

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