Examining the relationship between the barriers and current practices of sustainable procurement: A survey of UN organizations
In JOURNAL OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT, VOLUME 14, ISSUE 3
This paper presents the results of a survey of perceptions on sustainable procurement SP) in the United Nations UN). It is the first of its kind to systematically analyse the issue of SP in the UN system. While the UN has a tremendous opportunity to support their objective of sustainable development through SP practices, significant obstacles still block the full implementation of this goal. The purpose of this study is to investigate the barriers to implementing SP practices in the UN system. Based on an online survey that yielded 282 responses, we identified a framework of SP measures and barriers, and conducted a regression analysis to identify underlying correlations. We find significant correlation between good SP practices and low demand, performance measurement and tool barriers.
This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 722826.