Sustainability and triple bottom-line performance in the horticulture supply chains in Nairobi, Kenya
Muruli, Cetric M
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The Triple Bottom-Line concept brings together three important dimensionsEnvironmental, Social and Economic. It is also referred to as the three Ps- Planet, People and Profits. These three are important dimensions of addressing sustainability in business operations. This study aimed at establishing the relationship between TBL, Sustainability and Performance in Horticulture Sector in Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive research design of cross sectional type where a census of all the registered horticulture firms within Nairobi and its environs were considered and took part in the study. Primary data was collected using the questionnaire from the 25 registered firms. Two respondents were targeted from each firm. The researcher received a response rate of 74% which formed part of the analysis and out of which the findings were interpreted, conclusions and recommendations drawn. The findings indicate that majority of horticulture firms in Nairobi and its environs have adopted the TBL dimensions to a large extent. It is also clear that contrary to the earlier norms, most horticulture firms are becoming more concerned about environmental and social dimensions with hope that they will equally translate to more profits. Several triggers which include compliance with government regulations, profitability goals, competitive forces and society concern for the environment were rated as the main drivers towards TBL for sustainability.
University of Nairobi