Sustainable procurement in the public and private sector: A case study in Malaysia

The aim of this study is exploring the nature and extent of current level of Sustainable Procurement (SP) practices, identifying the opportunities to implement SP, what barriers they have encountered and what the executive/senior manager is thinking, and how they are acting, in relation to the SP challenges we all face.


Start By 1 September 2010
Completed By 1 September 2010
Outcomes The headline results of this study are: Malaysian organizations have given a greater emphasis on the aspects of purchasing from small and local suppliers, and workers health and safety, rather than environmental practices and there is significant variation between public and private organizations in the nature of SP practices; organizational efficiency and transparency has been found the best opportunity to implementing SP; financial pressures reported the most significant barriers to implementation of SP and the study confirmed that most of the executives/senior managers do not have adequate knowledge about SP.
Researcher(s) Adela McMurray
Program Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures
Location(s) Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia