Science Target Conference Systems, Ajman 4th International Environment Conference 2016

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STRATEGY IN IMPLEMENTING GOVERNMENT GREEN PROCUREMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Khairul Naim Adham, Chamhuri Siwar

Last modified: 2016-01-14

Abstract


Government procurement plays a crucial role because it involves huge expenditure and the government can potentially use its purchasing power as an instrument to minimize negative impacts on the environment, or known as government green procurement (GGP). GGP is the approach by which public sector acquires products, services, and works that takes into account environmental criteria and standards to conserve the natural environment and resources that minimises and reduces the negative impacts of human activities. The purpose of this paper is to understand factors influencing GGP practices in order to assist the government in formulating strategies towards the implementation of GGP.  This paper uses data from the questionnaires which were analysed using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) analysis. This paper highlights seven factors that have a positive and significant effect on GGP practices namely environmental knowledge; environmental concerns; incentives and organisational pressures; policies and regulations; cost efficiency and business benefits; product and supplier availability; and implementation tools and competencies