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Sustainable management at Indian Railways: how a self-evaluation tool for barrier analysis facilitates green procurement

  • Published on October 17, 2017
This paper gives snapshot of development of sustainable procurement policy in India that began with attempt to identify challenges for implementing green procurement in Indian Railways. It further describes how some of these challenges were addressed that led to development of sustainable procurement policy in India at national level.
A self-evaluation tool for green procurement,which was developed in research projects, stimulates and thereby enhances the research’s impact beyond academia.Its application to Indian Railways raised awareness through surveys and workshops, facilitated the establishment of organizational structures, and by these means advanced the organization’s sustainable management. The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council recognized this commitment of Sanjay Kumar with the Individual Leadership Award 2017.

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