Green Purchasing And Environmental Performance: The Moderating Effect Of Top Management Support In Greater Accra Metropolitan Assembly

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The higher levels of global warming caused by environmental degradation and climate change have increased stakeholders' concern about the existence of environmental challenges. Strategic choices are being taken on various levels to resolve the tension between environmental issues and sustainable growth. The purpose of this study is to examine the contribution of green purchasing on environmental performance and offer some suggestions to improve the current situations. The research specifically identified the degree to which environmental performance is impacted by green purchasing under differing levels of top management support. The study used quantitative method with cross-sectional survey strategy. The study relied on primary data collected through questionnaire instrument. A total of 157 people were sampled purposively for the study. Data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study found that green purchasing impacts positively on environmental performance. Additional findings indicate that top management support moderates the green purchasing- environmental performance relationship. It is recommended that managers should provide adequate support for in the pursuit of environmental management initiative. Also, although the study only looked at sustainability from the perspective of the environment, future research on related topics is encouraged to take a more holistic approach, especially in the organizational setting and other dependent variables like competitive advantage, which can be measured using reduced risk and vulnerability, decreased time to market, improved quality, reduced cost and price, and product and service differentiation.
A thesis submitted to the department of supply chain and information systems, institute of distance learning, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of science (procurement and supply chain management option)