Training Courses (UK)


Sustainable procurement

Tuesday, 3 November 2020 - BIRMINGHAM


non-member £450
Sustainable procurement
10 Places Left Booking ends: 26 Oct 2020

How 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


Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
Contact for specific closing dates for early bird booking.


If you require accommodation for the night prior to this training course or for the intervening night, please contact the CIPS Accommodation Service on 01780 484052 or email


    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 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 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 will give you the knowledge and skills and 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.


    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 - Sustainable procurement

    Sourcing from and managing your supply chains to increase their sustainability performance and thereby contribute to your organisation’s sustainability goals and targets


    Course fee includes:

    • Lunch
    • Refreshments
    • All course materials


    CIPS Direct Associates

    CIPS Direct Associates are appointed for their extensive knowledge and experience in the procurement and supply sector.  The tutor for this course has been specially selected for their particular skills and expertise in the subject area.  This is a crucial part of CIPS' ongoing commitment to ensure all of our delegates have a high-quality, informative and enjoyable learning experience.


    Tuesday 3 Nov - BIRMINGHAM

    De Vere Colmore Gate
    5th and 7th Floor Colmore Gate
    Colmore Row
    West Midlands
    B3 2QD
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