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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


Early bird booking available - see 'fee' tab for details.

Date: Thursday 01 November 2018
Venue: De Vere Colmore Gate
Fee: Members - £405.00 per person
  Non-members - £450.00 per person


14 Places left - Booking ends on Wednesday 24 October 2018


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 ISO 20400 – the international standard for sustainable procurement
  • Sourcing from and managing your supply chains to increase their sustainability performance and achieve your sustainability objectives, targets and return on investment


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This course is delivered by Action Sustainability, experts in sustainable supply chain management that represented the UK delegation to the ISO Committee for the development of ISO 20400.


Member: £450 (excl. VAT)

Non-member: £500 (excl. VAT)


Early bird booking:
Make your booking early and receive a 10% discount on the standard price (above).

Conditions apply.  See 'venue' tab for individual closing dates.


Fee includes:

Lunch, refreshments and all course materials


Inclusive e-learning:

Ethical codes of practice


1 November 2018
De Vere Colmore Gate, Birmingham
(Early bird closing date: 31 August 2018)


If you require accommodation for the night before this event, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Line on +44 (0)1780 484052.  All accounts must be settled in full on departure from the venue.

If your query is regarding course details (content, timings, costs, etc.), please contact ukskills@cips.org or call +44 (0)1780 761476.

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