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INFLUENCE OF GREEN DISTRIBUTION PRACTICES ON ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN KENYA

 

Francis Kirunga

College of Human Resource and Development,

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

P. O. Box 62000, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

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Dr. Allan Kihara

College of Human Resource and Development,

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

P. O. Box 62000, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

CITATION: Kirunga, F. & Kihara, A. (2018) Influence Of Green Distribution Practices On Environmental Performance Of Chemical Manufacturing Firms In Kenya. International Journal of Human Resources and Procurement. Vol. 7 (10) pp 64 – 84.

 

 

ABSTRACT

There have been increasing environmental concerns from the government and the general public throughout the world over the activities of chemical manufacturing. Most of these concerns have been on the impact of chemical manufacturing processes on the natural environment. There was hence a need to establish the influence of green distribution practices on environmental performance of chemical manufacturing firms in Kenya. The study specifically focused on green packaging, green transportation, green storage and eco-labeling. This study is built on the underpinning theories including the Transaction Cost Economics Theory, Resource Dependence Theory, Stakeholder Theory and Institutional Theory. This study adopted descriptive survey design. Thus the target population of the study comprised 27 chemical manufacturing companies in Kenya according to the Kenya Association of Manufacturers report. The unit of observation comprised managers from the quality assurance section, procurement, stores and logistics section of each company. A total of 108 managers that is quality, procurement, logistics managers and stores controller were hence targeted. The study used census technique. The data collection instrument was a questionnaire and quantitative data was used. Mean, frequencies and percentages were used to describe the data. The study used correlation and regression to achieve the specific objectives. Analysis will be conducted using SPSS version 21 and the findings indicated that green storage, green packaging, green transportation and eco labeling have a positive and significant influence on environmental performance of chemical manufacturing firms in Kenya. The study recommends that chemical manufacturing firms and other manufacturing firms should enhance their adoption of green packaging practices. The study also recommends that chemical manufacturing firms should invest more in adoption of green transportation practices since some of them have not adopted. The study further recommends that chemical manufacturing firms and other manufacturing firms should invest more towards adoption of the green storage practices. The study finally recommends that manufacturing firms should adopt eco labeling practices to a high extent in order to improve their environmental performance. Some of the activities they can engage in having danger symbols, disposal labels and declaration of contents being distributed.

 

Key Words: Green Packaging, Green Transportation, Green Storage, Eco-Labeling and Environmental Performance

 

 

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