The application of environmental requirements in Swedish road maintenance contracts
2006 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, Vol. 14, no 2, 163-171 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper reports two studies of the implementation of environmental requirements in Swedish road maintenance contracts. It aims to examine the fulfillment and follow-up of the requirements, the client intentions behind the requirements, and factors influencing the contractors' environmental performance. The study shows that a serious effort to integrate environmental aspects into the contracts has been made. However, the application of the requirements is hampered by deficient information transfer to key actors and a lack of systematic follow-up of the requirements. In order to make green procurement effective, simpler and clearer requirements and effective follow-up routines are needed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 14, no 2, 163-171 p.
Environmental requirements, Green procurement, Road maintenance
Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4943DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2004.11.004ISI: 000234908100006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-28244434085OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-4943DiVA: diva2:7157
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