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Sustainable
Procurement

Demonstrating our clients’ commitment to sustainable business practices while reducing environmental and social impacts.

With sustainability playing an increasingly important role on the corporate agenda, forward-thinking organisations are looking for new and alternative ways of ensuring more sustainable operations and promoting sustainability credentials to their customers.

Add to this the growing complexity of global supply chains as organisations seek to drive competitiveness through outsourcing, and it becomes clear how important it is to embed sustainability into procurement practices. It is no longer enough to manage your own sustainability performance, but also that of your suppliers.

Bureau Veritas is supporting organisations seeking to develop a more sustainable procurement strategy with ISO 20400.

ISO 20400: SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT CERTIFICATE

The primary aim of ISO20400 is to guide organisations to affect positive change in their supply chains by harnessing the power of the procurement function to help achieve their sustainability objectives. ISO 20400 certification enables companies to make more informed choices through a set of guidelines for establishing a sustainable procurement policy and implementing a strategy to assess the sustainability credentials of suppliers, products and services.

The standard is designed to apply to any organisation, regardless of its sector, size and location, and to all stakeholders involved in or impacted by procurement decisions and processes.

Key benefits

  • DEMONTRATE YOUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

    though independent verification procurement practices and screening processes

  • ENHANCE FINANCIAL BENEFITS

    through natural cost reduction and unlocking of financial advantages by attracting investment and improving brand image and reputation

  • REDUCE SOCIAL RISKS

    initiating stainable procurement practices can give rise to and help spread social benefits across the supply chain

  • BOOST ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE

    through targeted actions to reduce emission and reliance on virgin materials

  • STRENGTHEN

    compliance with updated or replaced regulations

As the world’s first major international standard on sustainable procurement, ISO 20400 provides a unique opportunity for organisations to affect positive change in their supply chains by providing guidance for implementing sustainability objectives through their procurement functions.

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