Green Supply Chain and Sustainable Procurement (SSG Funded)


Course introduction

Sustainable procurement is crucial for the economy as it promotes long-term environmental, social, and economic benefits. It enhances resource efficiency, reduces environmental impact, and supports a circular economy by minimising waste and optimising the use of materials. Additionally, sustainable procurement fosters innovation, drives market demand for eco-friendly products and services, and encourages businesses to adopt responsible practices. It also helps mitigate supply chain risks, and enhance cost savings through improved efficiency and reduced waste. 

This course trains learners to be competent in managing an Environmental Management System (EMS) and sustainable procurement supply chain in their organisations. 

*This is a SkillsFuture Singapore supported (SSG) course: Enjoy up to 70% course fee funding*! Get additional support with SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit and absentee payroll on sustainability training. (refer to FAQ for more details).

Duration: 27 hours facilitation, 1.5 hours assessment 
Language: English 

Course Benefits

  • Lead Sustainable Procurement initiatives as part of the organization effort to achieve sustainable development goals 
  • Understand the requirements for implementing sustainable procurement standards related to managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) 
  • Drive supply chain projects to deliver positive triple-bottom lines, i.e. planet, people and profit 
  • Set relevant objectives and positive results in sustainability report or/and carbon reporting for supply chain 

Target Audience

Professionals from procurement, supply chain and sustainability functions and are responsible for identifying opportunities or driving sustainable procurement effort in their organisation. 

Course Outline

Participants will learn through lectures, case studies, group exercises and discussions. There will be two methods of assessment at the end of the course comprising of a written test and a case study assessment.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Review environmental policies and procedures to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements  
  • Adapt environmental and resource efficiency improvement plans to industry standards  
  • Develop utility and transportation efficiency plans  
  • Develop and integrate organisation’s sustainability plans to drive commitment to environmental protection and sustainability  
  • Develop assessment criteria for sustainable and ethical sourcing which has minimal adverse environmental impacts  
  • Develop EMS policies, objectives and frameworks according to requirements and specifications 
  • Topics to be covered in this course include: 
  • Methods, practices, tools and techniques of sustainability management in logistics 
  • Legislations, regulations and codes of practice including resource hazards and risks associated with work areas, job specifications and procedures 
  • Green Procurement – ethical and sustainable environmental sourcing  
  • Concept of EMS 

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Trainer Profile


About Tuv Sud

Our aim is to inspire trust in technology, enabling progress by managing technology-related risks and facilitating change. This commitment is embodied in our claim “Add value. Inspire trust.” We work progressively towards being the trusted partner of choice for safety, security and sustainability solutions, adding tangible value to our clients globally. As we look towards the future, we believe that sustainability and digitalisation will continue to shape the narrative of commerce and society.

Today, we are represented by more than 26,000 employees located across over 1,000 locations. Our community of experts is passionate about technology and is inspired by the possibilities of your business. United by the belief that technology should better people’s lives, we work alongside our customers to anticipate and capitalise on technological developments.

About Tuv Sud Academy

TÜV SÜD Academy helps people and organisations to drive business performance to levels of excellence. We provide effective global training programmes for individuals and whole organisations to support you in becoming an expert for your industry: from work safety, management systems and technical skills to high-level executive programmes. Our trainings and Personal Qualification Programs cover the entire scope of safety, security and sustainability aspects according to relevant norms and standards. A particular area of focus includes promoting training and education for young people in technical and scientific areas.

Our commitment to the environment and the society is reflected in the initiatives taken by our employees from embracing diversity to adopting environmentally friendly practices in our day-to-day operations. Through our actions, we support the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is committed to sharing our knowledge and experience to co-design a better and more sustainable future. Our aim is to ensure the safe, secure, and sustainable global development of society and the environment.