Abstract

It is thought that cooperative purchasing overcomes barriers and enforces drivers for sustainability. We focus on the relation between cooperative purchasing and sustainability, in a cooperative purchasing organisation and its members. Several barriers hinder the full potential of cooperative purchasing for sustainability. Members seek lower prices and reduced risks, and firmly believe there is a trade-off between costs and sustainability. Mainly socially desirable statements come to the fore, pointing at external drivers for sustainability. To open the full potential of cooperative purchasing for sustainability, parties should align their goals and make sustainability an explicit part of the cooperative-purchasing strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event28th International IPSERA Conference : Art and Science of Procurement - Campus Bovisa, Milan, Italy
Duration: 14 Apr 201917 Apr 2019
Conference number: 28
http://www.ipsera2019.com/

Conference

Conference28th International IPSERA Conference
Abbreviated titleIPSERA
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period14/04/1917/04/19
Internet address

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Sustainability
Factors
Consortium
Purchasing
Food sector
Trade-offs
Costs
Purchasing strategy

Keywords

  • Cooperate purchasing, Sustainable Supply Management, Sustainability, European food sector, Stakeholders

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Eekelder, M, Lambrechts, WDBHM, Gelderman, CJ & Semeijn, J 2019, 'Cooperative purchasing for sustainability - factors and actors in a European food sector consortium' Paper presented at 28th International IPSERA Conference , Milan, Italy, 14/04/19 - 17/04/19, .

Cooperative purchasing for sustainability - factors and actors in a European food sector consortium. / Eekelder, Marko; Lambrechts, W.D.B.H.M.; Gelderman, Cees J.; Semeijn, Janjaap.

2019. Paper presented at 28th International IPSERA Conference , Milan, Italy.

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