We are interested in examining how Sydney Adventist Hospital has applied the principles of green supply chain management with a focus on waste management. The current research study is aimed at examining the connection between green supply chain management in healthcare facilities and the implementation of ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 standards in Australian and Turkish hospitals. To achieve this aim, the researcher will collect qualitative and quantitative data.
Three employees (an administrator, a manager directly involved in waste management processes, and a representative of the medical staff) will be selected for participating in a semi-structured interview (online, an audio call will be recorded). The interviewees will be asked to share their views regarding sustainability procedures and waste management in your healthcare facility. To conduct quantitative research, we will also ask for access to your annual reports or other financial data demonstrating possible changes in your performance associated with the application of green and waste management procedures. Collected data will be used only for the purpose of this particular study, being confidentially and securely stored.
Sydney Adventist Hospital is selected as the case to represent the healthcare industry in Australia because your hospital has succeeded in applying ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 standards along with focusing on integrating greening strategies and effective waste management into operations. The study will contribute to understanding the main benefits and challenges associated with implementing green supply chain management in Australian hospitals in comparison to Turkish ones. The participation of Sydney Adventist Hospital’s employees will considerably contribute to academic knowledge and practice of applying green supply chains in the healthcare industry with a focus on waste management. This research study is not funded, that is why the organization and participants will not be compensated for their time and involvement. To make sure that the participants can join the study without affecting their activities, they will choose the most appropriate date and time for interviews.