Title: Green public procurement: evidence from Greece

Authors: Varvara S. Orfanidou; Nikolaos P. Rachaniotis; Giannis T. Tsoulfas

Addresses: Department of Economics, Democritus University of Thrace, University Campus, 69100, Komotini, Greece ' Department of Industrial Management and Technology, University of Piraeus, Karaoli and Dimitriou 80, 18534, Piraeus, Greece ' Department of Agribusiness and Supply Chain Management, Agricultural University of Athens, 1st km of Old National Road Thiva-Elefsis, 32200, Thiva, Greece

Abstract: Economic, social and political developments in the EU, as well as budgetary constraints, have rendered reformation of Union Law on public procurement necessary. Green public procurement (GPP) is an important tool for achieving environmental policy objectives related to climate change, resource use and sustainable consumption and production. The literature regarding sustainable supply chains in the public sector is scarce and to the best of the authors' knowledge, there is none available on the implementation of GPP in Greece. The aim of this paper is the analysis of the Greek public sector's status in the field of GPP and the exhaustive recording of the implemented related cases. A cost-benefit analysis is performed in order to evaluate these good practices.

Keywords: green public procurement; GPP; cost-benefit analysis; CBA; Greece.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2022.123175

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2022 Vol.15 No.4, pp.506 - 521

Received: 26 Aug 2020
Accepted: 28 Jan 2021

Published online: 01 Jun 2022 *

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