Through this course, you’ll learn how to embed sustainability considerations into your procurement processes.

It guides you, step-by-step, through the UK Government’s Sustainable Procurement Flexible Framework and BS8903. It will help you achieve the ‘Embed’ Level of this framework or Level 2.

Split into bite-sized chunks, Embedding Sustainable Procurement is interactive and easy to use. Even if you aren’t familiar with the British Standard or the Flexible Framework, this course provides the perfect opportunity to learn how to embed effective sustainable procurement processes.

The course has over 6 hours of content to refer to.

Duration6 hours

Who is this course for?

Anyone who is interested in, or able to influence, sustainability and procurement in your organisation including procurement and sustainability staff, devolved purchasers, budget managers, contract managers and senior managers.

What you will learn

The course is made up of 6 modules. Modules 2 to 6 follow the themes of the Flexible Framework:

Module 1: Introducing Sustainable Procurement
This module explains what sustainable procurement is about and its history in the UK. The course provides an overview of the requirements of the Flexible Framework and the corresponding recommendations of BS8903. Finally, there’s a synopsis of the most useful items of guidance.

Module 2: People 
You’ll learn about the importance of people in the sustainable procurement process – identifying sustainable procurement champions and developing staff training.

Module 3: Policy, Strategy and Communication
This module guides you through the process of producing an effective sustainable procurement policy and embedding it in your organisation.

Module 4: Procurement Process
You’ll learn how to start embedding sustainability within procurement processes.

Module 5: Supplier Engagement
This module shows you how to establish a supplier engagement programme, so you can influence the sustainability of your supply chain.

Module 6: Measurements and Results
You’ll learn about simple ways of tracking progress on the Flexible Framework. This will help you achieve continuous improvement by focusing on key priorities.

Next steps

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