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July 2014


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Sustainable Procurement

Does your organisation factor sustainability into its procurement processes? Have you ever wondered if you could do more?

Sustainable procurement has received a great deal of attention recently. Good procurement is the embodiment of sustainable procurement, being all about quality, ethical sourcing and value for money.

During the course you will learn:

  • the context and approaches to sustainable procurement
  • the effect basic procurement skills can have on a company’s profitability and sustainable development
  • how regulations and systems can be used to measure and monitor performance
  • how to analyse how procurement uses the Triple Bottom Line (People, Planet, Profit) to improve performance.

The course will provide you with an opportunity to review sustainability theory, alongside practical factors that affect procurement practice such as the development of sustainable specifications and ethical relationships with suppliers.

A range of techniques appropriate to different situations and people will be studied and tried out in class group activities, in addition you will visit the Centre for Alternative Technology to learn about best practice.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who is involved in or has responsibility for purchasing / procurement within the organisation. This course is one of a series concerned with procurement skills and those attending this course may also be interested in signing up for Elevate’s Negotiation Skills course and Commercial Risk course.  

How long will the course last?

This course will run every Wednesday from 9am to 5pm for 4 weeks, ending on the 20/8/14.


This course is delivered through the Elevate Cymru project. Elevate Cymru is part of the Work-based Learning program which is supported by the EU’s Convergence European Social Fund (ESF), through the Welsh Government. If you work for a private sector business based in Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy or Denbighshire you will be entitled to full funding.