Factors affecting adoption of Green Procurement in the groceries retail sector in 2019.
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The study sought to assess the factors affecting adoption of green procurement in the groceries retail sector in 2019. Concerns and pressure from governmental and nongovernmental organizations about the environment, sustainability, climate change and its effects have motivated the researcher to carry out a study. The study was more qualitative in nature and descriptive research design was used. A sample size of 40 participants were selected using random sampling method and it comprised of procurement management, procurement assistants, stores manager and stores assistant. Data was collected using observation and interviews. With the use of tables and graphs the collected data was presented for analysis and question by question analysis technique was used to analyze the data. The findings of the study were that adoption of green procurement was at a low level. This was because employees involved in purchasing practices lacked knowledge about Green Procurement practices. External environmental factors will not be underrated as findings strongly pointed them as extreme influential factors with lack of legal enforcement from the government being on top. Other external environmental factors include lack of information and awareness from GP platforms, poor economic performance, short supply of green products and progression of information and communication technology. Therefore a conclusion was drawn that provision of knowledge and legal enforcement from the government should be areas of greater concern in fostering Green Procurement adoption. Ecological proactive firms can recognize positive effects of Green Procurement rather than responsive ones. Researcher recommends firms in the retail sector to make it a requirement to contribute in reduce negative environmental impacts by factoring in Green Procurement practices. Also the study recommends the government to apply the green economy through imposing some regulatory decision such as renewable energy law, green investment law and also other laws that deal with green economy.
- Department of Economics