sustainable product; cognitive map; public procurement.
The demand for sustainable goods, due to the public pressure and the
scarcity of resources or regulation, is making the market more attractive
to consumers. To understand the specificities of each sector and establish
appropriate strategies, the Brazilian government is discussing the regulation
of sustainable public procurement with the industry. The present study
presents a method to identify sustainable requests by using the cognitive map
tool for the textile and clothing industries. Its aim is to support debates and
governmental negotiations that could be used as references to the sector. As a
result, for the environmental, social, economic and technological dimension,
16, 19, 11 and 8 requirements were listed, respectively. Therefore,
this study could help the textile and clothing sector define the sustainability criteria
for their goods and identify other requests that should be included and
prioritized in the debates on sustainable public procurement.
Quadrelli Neto, J., Gomes, J. de O., & Bork, C. A. S. (2018). SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT: USE OF COGNITIVE MAP FOR DEFINING SUSTAINABILITY REQUIREMENTS IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY. Brazilian Journal of Environmental Sciences (Online), (50), 39–60. https://doi.org/10.5327/Z2176-947820180393