In practice

Sustainable procurement is no different than professional procurement. The ISO 20400 guidance is a 'customized standard'. The structure is a standard process approach known from the professional procurement field, called ‘Dutch Wheels'. In addition, there is plenty of leeway for integrating individual organizational ambitions and objectives. In other words, it is customizable. The guidance offers a method aimed at development, focused objectives and continued improvement.

In addition, you will find relevant documentation that can help you further improve your sustainable procurement practices. There are also other online tools that can help you achieve ongoing improvements, such as the directories for circular or bio-based procurement and the CSR risk checker.

You can also order the ISO 20400 guidance (members of NEVI receive a discount) or follow the training programs listed below.