ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement

ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement – Guidance is in its final editing in ISO PC277 (project committee) that will develop this one standard, to be published early 2017. France and Brazil holds the project secretariate and more than 35 countries and 7 international liaison organizations are participating.

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The draft standard is closely connected to ISO 26000 and therefore highlighted at this website.

ISO 20400 SCOPE (draft):
This document provides guidance to organisations, independent of their activity or size, integrating sustainability within procurement, as described in ISO 26000.  It is intended for stakeholders involved in or impacted by procurement decisions and processes.

ISO 20400 DEFINITION (draft): Sustainable Procurement (SP)
procurement that has the most positive environmental, social and economic impacts possible over the entire life cycle
Note 1 to entry:  sustainable procurement involves the sustainability aspects related to the goods or services and to the suppliers along the supply chains.
Note 2 to entry:  sustainable procurement contributes to the achievement of organisational sustainability objectives and goals and to sustainable development in general

ISO 20400 (DIS 2) Table of Content (draft) can be found here.

ISO 20400 (DIS 2) Overview (draft) can be found here.

ISO 20400 (DIS 2) Example of figure: Overview of Life Cycle Costing can be found here.