Training Courses (UK)


Sustainable procurement

Tuesday, 3 November 2020 - VIRTUAL


non-member £400
Sustainable procurement
Booking ends: 29 Oct 2020

Join CIPS and Action Sustainability for virtual training to learn how to operate successfully within a sustainable framework.

This training will take place over the course of three days, with a day off inbetween.

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
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    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


    Is it right for me?

    There is an increasing awareness of the sustainability impacts of the products and services that we buy, particularly in light of high-profile issues such as climate change, the Modern Slavery Act, poor waste management and, most recently, Covid-19.  There is also a growing realisation of both the risks and potential opportunities associated with a better understanding of the sustainability impacts of supply chains and a desire to have a greater knowledge to influence the procurement outcomes.

    This one-day course (delivered in two sessions of half a day each) provides a thorough grounding in sustainability principles and explores how you can integrate sustainability considerations in your procedures for day-to-day working, as well as examining how to implement wider strategies within your organisation and supply chains.  It will give you the knowledge and skills to know how procurement can be used to contribute to your organisation’s sustainability goals and targets.  It will also introduce you to the CIPS Corporate Ethics Mark and how your organisation can achieve this.  It is ideally suited to buyers, category managers and supply chain analysts seeking to expand their knowledge in this increasingly influential area.


    Action Sustainability

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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.


    Tuesday 3 Nov - VIRTUAL

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