ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement

ISO 20400:2017 Sustainable Procurement – Guidance is closely connected to ISO 26000 and therefore highlighted at this ISO 26000 website

The standards was published in ISO PC277 (project committee) that develop this one standard. France and Brazil holds the project secretariateand more than 35 countries and 7 international liaison organizations have been participating.

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ISO 20400 SCOPE:

This document provides guidance to organizations, independent of their activity or size, on integrating sustainability within procurement, as described in ISO 26000. It is intended for stakeholders involved in, or impacted by, procurement decisions and processes.


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 Table of Content, Introduction, Scope, Definitions can be found here.

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