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Sustainable procurement


Sustainable procurement 

CPDHow to operate successfully within a sustainable framework


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of sustainability principles
  • Articulate the reasons and drivers for sustainable procurement
  • Understand how to incorporate sustainability into procurement policies and procedures
  • Promote sustainability strategies within your organisation and with your supply base
Date: Thursday 02 November 2017
Venue: De Vere Colmore Gate
Fee: Members - £450.00 per person
  Non-members - £500.00 per person


16 Places left - Booking ends on Wednesday 25 October 2017


Is it right for me?


There is increasing awareness of the environmental impact of the products and services that we buy, particularly in light of high-profile issues such as climate change and poor waste management.  There is also a growing realisation of both the risks and potential opportunities associated with a better understanding of the sustainability impacts of their supply chains and a desire to have a greater knowledge to influence the outcome.

Delivered by Action Sustainability, this one-day course provides a thorough grounding in sustainability principles and explores how you can apply sustainable procedures in your day-to-day working, as well as examining how to implement wider strategies within your organisation and supply chains.  It is ideally suited to buyers and supply chain analysts seeking to expand their knowledge in this increasingly influential area.


What key points will the training cover?


  • Sustainability issues – the risks and opportunities from them
  • How sustainability affects procurement best practice
  • How to implement sustainable procurement policies, strategies and approaches in your organisation following 'BS8903 - Principles and framework for procuring sustainably'
  • Sourcing from and managing your supply chains to increase their sustainability performance


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This course is delivered by Action Sustainability, authors of BS8903 and experts in sustainable supply chain management.


Member: £450 (excl. VAT)

Non-member: £500 (excl. VAT)


Fee includes:

Lunch, refreshments and all course materials


Inclusive e-learning:

Ethical codes of practice


2 November 2017
De Vere Colmore Gate, Birmingham


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If your query is regarding course details (content, timings, costs, etc.), please contact events@cips.org or call +44 (0)1780 756777.



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