About the Standard
ISO 20400 is an international standard offering guidelines on sustainable procurement. Designed for organizations aiming to enhance their social, economic, and environmental sustainability, the standard provides key considerations. These include integrating sustainability into procurement policies and strategies, managing risks and opportunities, planning and integrating sustainability into procurement processes, and measuring and improving sustainable procurement performance. Stakeholder engagement throughout the supply chain is crucial for the success of sustainable procurement initiatives.
Why is ISO 20400 Important for You?
Amid increasing awareness of sustainable business practices driven by legal requirements, UN Sustainable Development Goals, and changing societal expectations, organizations are compelled to prioritize sustainability. Attending this training course equips you with the skills to help organizations integrate sustainability into their procurement policies and practices. You can support organizations in understanding the conditions and management techniques necessary for successful and continuous improvement of sustainable procurement. ISO 20400 guidance enables you to align procurement processes with positive contributions to worker rights, legal environmental obligations, and economic equity within the supply chain.
ISO 20400 Certification Benefits
By obtaining ISO 20400 certification, you can:
- Help organizations establish a sustainable procurement system considering economic, social, and environmental aspects and UN SDGs.
- Assist organizations in enhancing sustainability within procurement policies, strategies, and the supply chain.
- Support organizations in improving the environmental, social, and economic impacts of procurement activities.
- Aid organizations in optimizing resource usage and cost reduction through a life-cycle approach.
- Promote a systemic approach to engage all stakeholders throughout the supply chain for sustainability.
- Improve organizations’ risk management and opportunity realization.
- Enhance organizations’ compliance with national and international regulations.
- Contribute to organizations gaining international recognition for sustainability.