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Sustainable procurement: Why you need to know about ISO 20400

Sustainable procurement: Why you need to know about ISO 20400 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Jacques Schramm, chair of ISO/PC 277, the committee that developed the standard, said the risks of not understanding and managing practices throughout the whole supply chain were great. “At best, poor quality products or ruptures of stock can result. At worst, disasters like the Rana Plaza [collapse] in Bangladesh in 2013 can happen. Sustainable procurement helps to minimise risks such as these by encouraging buyers and suppliers to work closely together for a better result for all.”

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The ISO 20400 is the first comprehensive global standard relating to sustainable procurement, and as such it is vitally important for any company who wants to maximize its positive social and environmental impacts to be familiar with it.

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First International Standard for sustainable procurement nears publication 

First International Standard for sustainable procurement nears publication  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

A new standard in development, ISO 20400, Sustainable procurement – Guidance, will provide guidelines for organizations wanting to integrate sustainability into their procurement processes. It has just reached a second Draft International Standard (DIS) stage, meaning interested parties can once more submit feedback on the draft before final publication in 2017.

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The long awaited ISO 20400 is nearing finalization. It will complement ISO 26000 (Guidance on Social Responsibility) by enabling organisations to contribute to sustainable development by minimizing their impact on the environment and handling human rights issues.

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