Assessing the practice of green procurement in Coca-Cola Company limited

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The prominence of green sourcing is driven by various key factors being the increasing corrosion of the environment, reduction of raw materials, neglected waste sites and the rise in levels of environmental pollution. There are several studies on impact of green purchasing to supplier’s performance and involvement in the green strategies by companies and found that the link between GP and supplier performance is supported by green supplier development. However, these studies are predominantly in developed countries therefore, the current study seeks to assess green procurement practices in Coca-Cola Company Limited. This study uses survey research design and a quantitative research approach. The target population for this study was all employers in procurement department of Coca-Cola Company limited. In the study, the researcher adopted random sampling technique in administrating the questionnaires. This was analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software and MS excel. The study revealed that green procurement plays a very important role at the establishment by way of reduction of waste procurement, reduces lead-time and cycle time. It further revealed that, green procurement has generated knowledge of the environmental impacts on products and services, from the responses of the respondents. Also, there is little awareness of the presence of green procurement policies in the organization which requires further management attention. It can be concluded based on the findings that Coca-Cola has not really made any great impact or significant improvement embracing the sustainability of Green Procurement into consideration. Also, Coca-Cola take Green procurement more seriously and invest more into it, it will help bring out the potential challenges existing in its practice and work towards helping improve its sustainability.
A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Award Degree of Master of Science in Procurement Management.
Green sourcing, Environmental pollution, Supplier performance, Green strategies, Sustainability