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Sustainable Procurement: An Introduction to ISO 20400

  • ACCT/BK
  • CPA (CA)
  • CFE
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • CA - ICAEW
  • ACCA
  • CA - Ireland
  • CPA - Ireland
  • CFIRS
  • CWS

Published: April, 2022

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Overview

  • What is Sustainable procurement?
    5 mins
  • Introducing ISO 20400
    10 mins
  • Sustainable procurement policy
    22 mins
  • Common sustainable procurement risk areas
    36 mins
  • Integrating sustainablity requirements into specifications
    51 mins
  • Reqarding good practice
    70 mins

Course Description

Many organizations are looking to reduce their climate, social and environmental impacts and are focussing on making their operations more sustainable, ethical, and environmentally responsible.

A sustainable approach to procurement is one aspect of that journey and this CPD webinar covers the issues in sustainable procurement along with an overview of ISO 20400 the international standard which provides guidelines for the organization’s wishing to implement sustainable procurement practices.

Sustainable procurement is the application of social and environmental responsibility to procurement policies, processes, and practices, and ISO 20400 is the international standard that sets out best practices for sustainable procurement.

In this CPE course speaker, Ross Maynard provides an overview of the issues involved in implementing a policy sustainable procurement and highlights how ISO 20400 supports this. The topics covered include:

  • What sustainable procurement is, and its benefits.
  • The drivers for changing to a sustainable approach to procurement.
  • How ISO 20400 fits into the framework of international standards aimed at supporting businesses moving to ethical and environmentally responsible practices.
  • The seven core subject areas in ISO 20400.
  • The Five-Stage sustainable procurement model.
  • Reviewing the organization’s current situation in terms of procurement.
  • Performance measures for sustainable procurement.
  • Cost analysis when comparing suppliers and sources of supply.
  • Verifying sustainability in the supply chain.

Learning Objectives

  • To define sustainable procurement and describe its benefits.
  • To analyze the purpose and main elements of ISO 20400.
  • To conduct a review of their organization’s current procurement policies and supply chain.
  • To identify how sustainability practices could be integrated into their procurement process.
  • To identify their organization’s priorities for action in sustainable procurement.
  • To select appropriate performance measures to help manage their sustainable procurement efforts.
  • To discuss the options to verify the sustainability of their supply chain.

Recommended For

  • The Online continuing education webinar is recommended for CPAs, Business Owners, and other professionals interested in learning more about Organization’s Sustainable procurement policies, processes, and practices, ISO 20400, and aspects associated with it.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 2 General Credit for Accountant/Bookkeeper (ACCT./BK)
  • 2 CPD Credit of Business Management and Organization for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA Canada)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Business Management and Organization for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Business Management and Organization for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 2 CPE Credit of Business Process Improvement for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 2 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - ICAEW
  • 2 CPD Credit for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • 2 CPD Credit for Chartered Accountants - Ireland (CAI)
  • 2 CPD Credit for CPA - Ireland
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 2 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    2
  • Instructional Method :
    QAS Self Study
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Ross Maynard

Managing Director, Ideas2Action Process Excellence Ltd

My philosophy is to inspire, challenge and support change. I have nearly 30 years’ experience as a business author and consultant.

As a consultant, I specialise in process improvement based on the Lean philosophy. I facilitate improvement teams and provide expertise in performance measurement and management; problem solving; and process improvement. 

As well as delivering webinars for MyCPE, I develop courses and webinars for the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in the UK and other specialist business and finance providers.

I live in Scotland, near Glasgow, with my wife, daughter and Cocker Spaniel.

About Company

Ideas2Action Process Excellence Ltd

www.ideas2action.co.uk/

Ideas into Action was founded in 1997 by Ross Maynard. Ross is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants with over 20 years experience in organisational development with organisations of all sizes. The business is incorporated as Ideas2Action Process Excellence Ltd, registration number SC523801. We specialise in process analysis and improvement and lean finance, offering training, consultancy and facilitation of process improvement teams.

Ross is author of “Successful Business Growth” published by Hodder and Stoughton, in 1998; as well as many published articles on business improvement and lean management. Ross is an NLP Master Practitioner.

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