112 страниц. 2013 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing This study used a structured web-based survey created from pertinent literature emailed to the American Supply Association (ASA) population. ASA is a not-for-profit national organization serving wholesale distributors and their suppliers. The growing need for training in industry on sustainability issues is critical if organizations want to remain competitive in this current global economy. This study gives insights to the current practice of sustainable purchasing and current awareness of SPP being implemented in the United States.