Title: On the road to sustainable purchasing in the public sector of Brazil, Latin America

Authors: Diego Valério De Godoy Delmonico

Addresses: Department of Production Engineering, São Paulo State University (Unesp), Av. Eng. Edmundo C. Coube 14-01, DEP-FE, 17033-360. Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil

Abstract: Sustainable purchasing is both an emerging concept and practice in public sectors worldwide. While this process is intensifying, the state-of-the-art literature suffers from a shortage of information about the subject in developing countries such as Brazil. This work puts the road to sustainable public purchasing in Brazil into perspective by considering its legal trends as well as associated opportunities and barriers faced. This perspective adds value to the literature on sustainable public purchasing by unlocking the main relevant issues on this subject in Brazil.

Keywords: public-sector sustainability; sustainable purchasing; sustainable procurement; green procurement; emerging economies; Brazil.

DOI: 10.1504/LAJMSD.2017.089362

Latin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development, 2017 Vol.3 No.4, pp.253 - 260

Received: 17 May 2017
Accepted: 31 Jul 2017

Published online: 17 Jan 2018 *

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