Advancing Sustainable Procurement in the Construction Industry: Insights, Awareness, and Collaborative Strategies

Elizabeth Ojelabi, Ebere Donatus Okonta

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Abstract

The construction industry uses a lot of resources and contributes significantly to environmental damage. It is essential to use procurement methods to reduce the impact of construction operations. This study seeks to evaluate and promote the use of procurement in the construction sector, highlighting the value of increasing stakeholder knowledge, offering education, and encouraging teamwork. The research combined both survey and literature review to tackle the research objectives. Based on a survey of 414 respondents in the construction industry, reveals key insights into sustainable procurement practices were revealed, 92.8% had prior knowledge of sustainability, only 47.8% were familiar with sustainable procurement, Architects emerged as pivotal players (46.4%) responsible for sustainable procurement, emphasizing their role in material and supplier selection, and 97.1% opined they were interested in learning more about sustainable procurement. The study identified various benefits, including environmental conservation, economic efficiency, social responsibility, improved project management, and strategic advantages. It is crucial to integrate sustainable procurement into architectural educational curricula and implement policies to promote its practices. By incorporating sustainability considerations into procurement decisions, organizations can enhance their reputation, lower risks, and support the transition toward a more sustainable economy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference
Subtitle of host publicationTVET Innovations to Energy, Security and Economic Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa
PublisherThe Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
Pages490-502
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2023
EventProceedings of the 4
th
International Conference, The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Nigeria
in Collaboration with Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi, Ghana
- Takoradi, Ghana
Duration: 3 Sept 20237 Sept 2023

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 4
th
International Conference, The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Nigeria
in Collaboration with Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi, Ghana
Country/TerritoryGhana
CityTakoradi
Period3/09/237/09/23

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