Sustainable procurement standard reaches final stages

An international standard to guide organisations on integrating sustainability into their procurement processes has reached its second round of consultation.

ISO 20400 will complement ISO 26000, the international guidance on social responsibility, which was published in 2010. 

Sustainable procurement entails making better choices with all purchases, including office supplies, energy providers, caterers and building materials, ISO said. 

Until now, there have been few harmonised, international guidelines that can be applied universally, and in sufficient detail, it added. 

Jacques Schramm, chair of ISO/PC 277, the committee developing the ...

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