Environmental Assessment And Collaboration As Determinants Of Supplier’s Environmental Commitment

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This study examines how two green supply chain management practices – environmental assessment and environmental collaboration affect suppliers’ environmental commitment. The study adopted the quantitative research design. A structured questionnaire was developed which was used in the collection of data from 80 respondents. The data were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential analysis. The results reveal that environmental collaboration positively influences suppliers’ environmental commitment; the impact of environmental assessment on suppliers’ environmental commitment is also positive and statistically significant. Furthermore, the analysis shows that both environmental assessment and collaboration have no interaction and significant impact on suppliers’ environmental commitment. The study offers insight into the psychological background of the suppliers' decision to support the environmental management activities of their procuring counterparts by concentrating on the function of suppliers' views. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that purchasing companies' supply chain managers should use caution when using their methods for evaluating their suppliers. Performing environmental audits on suppliers and asking them to submit self-assessment reports, third-party certifications, or both may not be the most effective means to gauge suppliers' commitment to environmental concerns, buying businesses should aggressively market the desirability of their relationships with suppliers to enable seamless and efficient management of environmental concerns across the supply chain and supply chain managers of purchasing firms to concentrate on strategies and processes designed to enhance the system depending on their supplier chain interactions.
A thesis submitted to the department of information systems and decision sciences of the kwame nkrumah university of science and technology school of business, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of master of science in (logistics and supply chain management option)