Effects of Green Purchasing Practices on the Performance of Large Chemical Manufacturing Firms in Nairobi County, Kenya

Bob Evans Ochieng

Abstract


Social and political concerns about the environment in Kenya have increased in the recent years. Kenya Association of Manufacturers reiterates that the declining performance is disturbing for business and indicates eroded competitiveness and compromises the government’s aspirations of 20% growth that can enable Kenya to become prosperous. The growing importance of green supply chain practicesare driven mainly by the escalating deterioration of the environment for instance diminishing raw material resources, overflowing waste sites and increasing levels of pollution. Therefore, there was need to establish the effect of green supply chain practices on performance and provide policy recommendations that can help salvage the poor performance recently witnessed in the manufacturing sector. The study specifically focused on green purchasing practices. This study was built on resource based view and the institutional theories. This study adopted a descriptive survey design. The target population consisted of 63 large chemical manufacturing firms licensed by the Kenya Association of manufacturers. The unit of observation wassupply chain managers at different manufacturing sectors of the industry. The sample size was 63 licensed large chemical manufacturing selected using stratified sampling method. The study used correlation and regression to achieve the specific objectives. The study established that green purchasing practices significantly influence the performance of large chemical manufacturing firms in Kenya.

 

Keywords - Green Purchasing Practices, Performance, Large Chemical Manufacturing Firms


Keywords


Green Purchasing Practices, Performance, Large Chemical Manufacturing Firms

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