The introduction of environmental requirements for trucks and construction vehicles used in road maintenance contracts in Sweden
2005 (English)In: Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, ISSN 1535-3958, E-ISSN 1535-3966, Vol. 12, no 2, 62-72 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper examines the development and implementation of environmental requirements for trucks and construction vehicles in Swedish road maintenance contracts. The process in which the road administration involved relevant organizations in the development of a model for emission-based payment for the vehicles was analysed in a participatory study. Intentions behind the requirements were investigated using interviews and questionnaires. The results point to the importance of actively involving, informing and training all relevant parties. Transparency towards sub-contractors and the public is needed to justify the requirements. The payment model, based on environmental performance, is also suggested for use in other types of requirement in road maintenance contracts. To make green procurement an effective policy instrument, the model needs further development, e.g. systematic information, training of clients and contractors, and follow-up of the requirements.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 12, no 2, 62-72 p.
Environmental requirements, Green procurement, Road maintenance, Trucks, Vehicles
Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4944DOI: 10.1002/csr.72ScopusID: 2-s2.0-20444477195OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-4944DiVA: diva2:7158
QC 20101012. Uppdaterad från in press till published (20101012).2005-02-202005-02-202010-10-12Bibliographically approved