Course Details

ISO 20400 Sustainable procurement awareness on-demand training course

Course Area



Available for 365 days after enrollment

Approximate Course Run Time

1 hour

Continuing Education Units


Course Fee

USD $150.00

E-learning content is available on demand


Course Details

This course raises awareness of the role and importance of procurement in contributing to sustainability, and an organization’s own sustainability initiatives. The course will introduce learners to procurement principles and practices, in particular the concept of the ‘five rights of procurement’, and how these contribute to sustainable procurement policy and practice.

This short on-demand awareness course provides a formal definition of sustainable procurement, based on ISO 20400:2017 guidelines, and will outline the central role that procurement plays in providing financial and other benefits to organizations.

The course emphasises the important role that sustainable procurement plays in achieving positive environmental, social and economic outcomes, creating value for the customer, it’s contribution to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how individuals in an organization play an important part in an organization’s sustainable procurement activities.


On-demand - training that’s even more flexible

BSI’s on-demand courses are market-leading and available 24/7. Developed by top subject matter experts, they contain the same high-quality content you will find in our tutor-led training, but with the added benefit of being able to learn at your own pace and at any time.


Course aim

The aim of this course is to raise awareness of the concept of sustainable procurement, its importance to contributing to sustainable development goals, and the value it brings to an organization, wider society, the economy, and the environment.

How will I benefit?

This course will help you:

  • Improve your knowledge and understanding of procurement, and its role and contribution to sustainability
  • To take informed procurement decisions, enhancing your organizations sustainability performance
  • Identify, through procurement decisions, opportunities to reduce negative impacts on the environment and wider sustainability concerns
  • Support your organization in its wider social, economic, and environmental sustainability efforts

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this on-demand awareness course, learners will be able to:

  • Define sustainable procurement
  • Recognize the financial impacts of procurement
  • Describe how procurement contributes to sustainable development goals
  • Explain how sustainable procurement activities can benefit and contribute to a fairer society and economy
  • Identify how you contribute to your organization's sustainable procurement activities

Who should attend?

Sustainable procurement is relevant to any organization, in any sector, in any country, through their supply chain management activities, operations, and business relationships. Sustainable procurement is also relevant across functions, and at different levels, so awareness and understanding is necessary across an entire organization.

Suggested job roles include:

  • General employees and those new to sustainable procurement
  • Employees with responsibility for sustainable procurement policy and practice
  • Employees involved in, and with responsibilities for, making sustainable procurement decisions

What will I gain?

On completion, you’ll be awarded an internationally recognized BSI training course certificate.

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