Back
 AJIBM  Vol.8 No.5 , May 2018
Sustainability and Triple Bottom-Line Performance in the Horticulture Supply Chains in Nairobi, Kenya
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to establish the relationship between Sustainability and TBL Performance in Horticulture Sector in Kenya. The study adopts a descriptive research design. A census of all the 25 registered horticulture firms within Nairobi and its environs was conducted. The majority of horticulture firms in Nairobi and its environs have adopted the TBL dimensions to a large extent. The authors faced the challenge of lack of co-operation from the respondents either by failing to receive back the questionnaires or complete refusal to give the authors audience to present their case. The majority of the horticulture firms are fully aware of the benefits of adopting TBL dimensions and firms that have already embraced the three dimensions, have in mind of the relationship between sustainability and TBL performance.
Cite this paper: Mukatia, M. , Githii, W. and Ombati, O. (2018) Sustainability and Triple Bottom-Line Performance in the Horticulture Supply Chains in Nairobi, Kenya. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 8, 1389-1406. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2018.85093.
References

[1]   Pullman, M., Maloni, M.J. and Carter, C. (2009) Food for Thought: Social versus Environmental Sustainability Practices.

[2]   Roth, A., Tsay, A., Pullman, M. and Grey, J. (2008) Unraveling the Global Food Supply Chain: Strategic Lessons from China and the Pet Food Recalls. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 44, 22-39.
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-493X.2008.00043.x

[3]   Bradsher, K. (2008) The Food Chain, a New, Global Oil Quandary: Costly Fuel Means Costly Calories. New York Times, January 19, 2008.
http://www.nytimes.com

[4]   Lovins, A.B., Lovins, L.H. and Hawken, P. (1999) A Road Map for Natural Capitalism. Harvard Business Review, 85, 172-183.

[5]   Thomas, A., Francis, M., Elwyn, J. and Davies, A. (2011) Identifying the Characteristics for Achieving Sustainable Manufacturing Companies. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 23, 426-440.
https://doi.org/10.1108/17410381211230376

[6]   Seuring, S. (2011) Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Products Insights from Research Applying Mixed-Methodologies. Business Strategy and the Environment, 20, 471-484.
https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.702

[7]   Andersen, M. and Skjoett-Larsen, T. (2009) Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Supply Chains. Supply Chain Management-An International Journal.

[8]   Elkington, J. (1998) Partnerships from Cannibals with Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business. Environmental Quality Management, 6, 37-51.
https://doi.org/10.1002/tqem.3310080106

[9]   Seuring, S. and Müller, M. (2008) From a Literature Review to a Conceptual Framework for Sustainable Supply Chain Management. Journal of Cleaner Production, 16, 1699-1710.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2008.04.020

[10]   Simpson, B.J.K. and Radford, S.K. (2014) Situational Variables and Sustainability in Multi-Attribute Decision-Making. European Journal of Marketing, 48, 1046-1069.
https://doi.org/10.1108/EJM-04-2012-0219

[11]   Isaksson, R.R., Garvare, R. and Johnson, M. (2015) The Crippled Bottom Line Measuring and Managing Sustainability. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 64, 334-355.
https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-09-2014-0139

[12]   Foran, B., Lenzen, M., Dey, C. and Bilek, M. (2005) Integrating Sustainable Chain Management with Triple Bottom Line Accounting. Ecological Economics, 52, 143-157.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2004.06.024

[13]   Ashby, A., Leat, M. and Smith, M.H. (2012) Making Connections: A Review of Supply Chain Management and Sustainability Literature. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal.

[14]   Skjøtt-Larsen, T., Schary, P.B., Mikkola, J.H. and Kotzab, K. (2007) Managing the Global Supply Chain. 3rd Edition, Copenhagen Business School Press, Copenhagen.

[15]   Freeman, R.E., Harrison, J.S., Wicks, A.C., Parmar, B. and de Colle, S. (2010) Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511815768

[16]   Carter, C.R. and Rogers, D.S. (2008) A Framework of Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Moving toward New Theory. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 38, 360-387.
https://doi.org/10.1108/09600030810882816

[17]   Carter, C.R. and Easton, P.L. (2011) Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Evolution and Future Directions. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 41, 46-62.
https://doi.org/10.1108/09600031111101420

[18]   Elkington, J. (2004) Enter the Triple Bottom Line. In: Henriques. A. and Richardson, J., Eds., The Triple Bottom Line, Does It All Add up? Assessing the Sustainability of Business and CSR, Earths can Publications Ltd., London, 1-16.
https://doi.org/10.1108/13598540910941948

[19]   Maloni, M.J. and Brown, M.E. (2006) Corporate Social Responsibility in the Supply Chain: An Application in the Food Industry. Journal of Business Ethics, 68, 35-52.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-006-9038-0

[20]   Rao, P. and Holt, D. (2005) Do Green Supply Chains Lead to Competitiveness and Economic Performance? International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 25, 898-916.
https://doi.org/10.1108/01443570510613956

 
 
Top