Sustainable road infrastructure procurement in Australia

Sanchez, Adriana & Hampson, Keith D. (2012) Sustainable road infrastructure procurement in Australia. In Procurement, Innovation and Green Growth : the Story Continues. International Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg, Canada, pp. 33-37.

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According to Tan et al. (2011), the establishment of a clear sustainability policy in the construction industry is paramount, if only as a statement of the commitment of the top management to protecting the environment and enhancing social responsibility. The resulting policies should then translate into proactive strategies and action plans that improve the sustainability performance of contractors and provide a competitive advantage by integrating “long-run profitability” with sustainable development efforts. The strategies should also take into account climatic protection issues through greenhouse gas emissions (GHGe) monitoring and reduction initiatives (Stocker & Luptacik, 2009)...

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ID Code: 54399
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Sustainable Procurement, Australia, Road Infrastructure, Procurement
ISBN: 9781894784603
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The International Institute for Sustainable Development
Deposited On: 30 Oct 2012 05:35
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 22:57

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