Factors Affecting The Implementation Of Green Procurement In Government Ministries In Kenya – (A Case Study Of Government Ministries In Kiambu County)
By Reperua Musa Kiprop
The aim of the study was to investigate factors affecting the implementation of green procurement in government ministries in Kenya. The specific objectives of the study was to find out how stakeholder involvement, principles, benchmarking and employee training affect the implementation of green procurement in government ministries in Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive research design to evaluate the variables involved. The study population comprised personnel procurement department and a total of 107 respondents was selected stratified random sampling method was used to come up with a sample size of the study. Questionnaires included both open-ended and closed-ended questions in order to give the respondents complete freedom of response. Data analysis constituted both qualitative analysis which as carried out using the Microsoft Excel. From the findings 73% of the workers agreed that stakeholders` involvement affect implementation of green procurement in government ministries, 77% of the employees agreed that organization follow principles and techniques laid down for green procurement. Benchmarking helps an organization to compare themselves against others, in order to learn from others. The researcher concluded that because stakeholder affects green purchasing negatively then a critical consideration on selection of procurements stakeholder must be adhered to. Green procurement involves integrating environmental considerations into all stages of the purchasing process. Key strength of the benchmarking approach is that it helps officers to make decisions based on facts, rather than on opinion or intuition. Training should be specifically, designed, planned and implemented to meet defined needs. The researcher recommended that stakeholder involvement should be managed as one would manage any other business function. Principles and techniques can help you to identify suitable environmental criteria, as well as assessing how well these are met by potential suppliers in their submissions. The researcher recommended that procurement officers using benchmarking can know the performance levels of competitors and what practices they use to achieve these performance levels.