Elizabeth Ojelabi & Donatus Ebere Okonta

The construction industry uses a lot of resources and contributes significantly to environmental damage. It is essential to use procurement methods to reduce the impact of construction operations. This study seeks to evaluate and promote the use of procurement in the construction sector, highlighting the value of increasing stakeholder knowledge, offering education, and encouraging teamwork. The research combined both survey and literature review to tackle the research objectives. Based on a survey of 414 respondents in the construction industry, reveals key insights into sustainable procurement practices were revealed, 92.8% had prior knowledge of sustainability, only 47.8% were familiar with sustainable procurement, Architects emerged as pivotal players (46.4%) responsible for sustainable procurement, emphasizing their role in material and supplier selection, and 97.1% opined they were interested in learning more about sustainable procurement. The study identified various benefits, including environmental conservation, economic efficiency, social responsibility, improved project management, and strategic advantages. It is crucial to integrate sustainable procurement into architectural educational curricula and implement policies to promote its practices. By incorporating sustainability considerations into procurement decisions, organizations can enhance their reputation, lower risks, and support the transition toward a more sustainable economy. Keywords: Sustainable Procurement, Environmental Impact, Construction Industry, Sustainability, Economic efficiency 0150