Help organizations integrate sustainability into their procurement processes, based on the recommendations of ISO 20400

ISO 20400 Lead Manager

Why should you attend?

The ISO 20400 Lead Manager training course helps develop the necessary abilities to support an organization in integrating the sustainable procurement guidelines of ISO 20400. It also provides information regarding the prioritization of sustainability issues and the planning and integration of sustainability within procurement processes and practices and throughout the supply chain by applying widely recognized sustainable procurement principles, procedures, and techniques.

After mastering the necessary concepts of sustainable procurement, you can sit for the exam and apply for a Certified Lead Sustainable Procurement Manager credential. By holding such a credential, you will be able to demonstrate that you possess the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to support and lead sustainable procurement projects based on best practices.

Who should attend?

  • Procurement directors, managers, officers
  • Procurement strategy consultants
  • Top management members who seek guidance on how sustainable considerations should be integrated at a strategic level
  • Individuals responsible for the procurement of goods and services
  • Individuals interested in sustainable development

Learning objectives

  • Understand the guidelines of sustainable procurement based on ISO 20400
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 20400 and other sustainability-related standards, such as ISO 26000 and ISO 14001
  • Learn how to interpret the ISO 20400 guidelines in the specific context of an organization
  • Learn how to support an organization to effectively plan, integrate, manage, monitor, and review sustainable procurement practices
  • Acquire the competences necessary to advise an organization with regard to sustainable procurement based on best practices

Educational approach

  • This training course is based on theory and best practices used in sustainable procurement
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical examples
  • The participants are encouraged to communicate and engage in discussions, quizzes, and exercises
  • The structure of the exercise questions are similar to the certification exam questions

Prerequisites

A fundamental understanding of the procurement process and sustainability principles.

Course agenda

Day 1: Introduction to ISO 20400 and key considerations

Day 2: Organizing and integrating sustainable procurement

Day 3: Planning and integrating sustainability into the procurement process

Day 4: Contract management and continual improvement

Day 5: Certification exam

Examination

The Certified ISO 20400 Lead Manager exam complies with the Examination and Certification Program (ECP) requirements. The exam covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and key considerations for sustainable procurement
  • Domain 2: Integrating sustainability into the organization’s procurement policy and strategy
  • Domain 3: Organizing the sustainable procurement based on ISO 20400
  • Domain 4: Measuring and improving performance based on ISO 20400
  • Domain 5: Planning and integrating sustainability into the procurement process based on ISO 20400
  • Domain 6: Supplier selection based on ISO 20400
  • Domain 7: Contract management and continual improvement based on ISO 20400

For more information about exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies.

Certification

After successfully passing the exam, you can apply for one of the credentials below. You will receive the certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. Certification fees are included in the exam price. For more information about the certification, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

The requirements for the Certified ISO 20400 Lead Manager certifications are:

Credential

Exam

Professional experience

SPMS project experience

Other requirements

Certified ISO 20400 Provisional Soustainable Procurement Manager

Certified ISO 20400 Lead Soustainable Procurement Manager Exam or equivalent

None

None

Signing the Code of Ethics

Certified ISO 20400 Soustainable Procurement Manager

Certified ISO 20400 Lead Soustainable Procurement Manager Exam or equivalent

Two years: One year of work experience in Environmental Management

Project activities: a total of 200 hours

Signing the Code of Ethics

Certified ISO 20400 Lead Soustainable Procurement Manager

Certified ISO 20400 Lead Soustainable Procurement Manager Exam or equivalent

Five years: Two years of work experience in Environmental Management

Project activities: a total of 300 hours

Signing the Code of Ethics

Certified ISO 20400 Senior Lead Soustainable Procurement Manager

Certified ISO 20400 Lead Soustainable Procurement Manager Exam or equivalent

Ten years: Seven years of work experience in Environmental Management

Project activities: a total of 1000 hours

Signing the Code of Ethics

To be considered valid, the sustainable procurement management activities should follow best sustainable procurement practices and include the following activities:

  1. Defining key sustainability considerations
  2. Integrating sustainability into the organization’s procurement policy and strategy
  3. Planning and integrating sustainability into the procurement process
  4. Measuring and improving sustainability performance
  5. Manage supplier selection processes
  6. Performing continual improvement measures

General Information

  • Certification fees are included in the exam price
  • Training materials of over 300 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued