ISO has published a voluntary standard on Sustainable Procurement – ISO 20400.This document provides good guidance for any organisation intent on integrating and embedding the principles of sustainability into their procurement processes and operations.
According to ISO 20400, sustainable procurement is a “powerful instrument for organisations wishing to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030”. In integrating sustainability into procurement policy and strategy, organisations become much better equipped to manage risks and opportunities for environmental, social and economic development, at all levels of the chain of supply.
ISO 20400 describes Sustainable Procurement as being divided into seven core subjects:
If you would like to discuss your organisation’s approach to Sustainable Procurement, you can contact Darina Eades, Senior Adviser on Corporate Social Responsibilty at firstname.lastname@example.org