Sustainable Procurement

Sustainability is fast becoming the single biggest focus area for organizations, whether driven by choice, customer expectations, or by emerging legislation. Many are also realizing the opportunity sustainability offers as a source of new competitive advantage. Achieving sustainability is a challenge for any organization and the supply base is the most challenging area of all. With typically around 60% of all sustainability initiatives involving the supply base in some way, understanding the areas we need to address and driving in change for what we buy, who we buy from, and back up our supply chains, requires a fresh approach to procurement and supply chain management.

Positive Purchasing Sustainable Procurement is a unique approach. Built upon the foundations of our proven 5i® strategic Category Management and 5A/5S Orchestra of SRM® methodologies, it enables organizations to make meaningful changes in terms of supply-side sustainability. We combine our Sustainable Procurement process and toolkit with online or classroom training courses to equip your team with the resources and capability to determine the supply-side risks, impacts, and opportunities against overall corporate sustainability goals. We then help implement improvement programs that will realize these goals.

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Procleus - Enabling Sustainable Procurement


Our unique Procleus digital platform enables global procurement teams to deliver remarkable benefits and unlock significant potential from the supply base. Featuring an extensive library of digital learning modules, individual competency assessment and managed learning programs alongside the complete suite of processes, tools, templates and resources for procurement and negotiation, Procleus is the essential tool for today’s procurement teams.

Training Courses

High-impact courses for individuals and procurement teams, delivered either online as a series of instructor-led workshops, as classroom events or as blended learning solutions. Positive Purchasing’s trainers are renowned experts in their field, with personal experience gained from practising procurement for large organizations across the globe.

Public Course - Online | Sustainable Procurement

Sustainable Procurement – Advanced – Online Public Course – March & April 2023

CPD Certified

Scheduled for 20-21 March, 3-4 and 17-18 April 2023, this course provides practical resources to embed sustainable procurement approaches within existing procurement practices including Category Management, SRM and Supply Chain Management. View Course

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Sustainable Procurement – Advanced

CPD Certified

This advanced-level course is aimed at experienced procurement practitioners who need to implement Sustainable Procurement View Course

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Sustainable Procurement – Awareness

This introductory-level course is aimed at procurement or stakeholders who need an overview of sustainability and Sustainable Procurement. View Course

Toolkits and Resources

Introduction to Sustainable Procurement


Our Sustainable Procurement program builds upon our proven 5i®, 5S Orchestra of SRM® and 5A methodologies.

It equips and enables your team to implement Sustainable Procurement as a contributor towards overall organizational sustainability goals. Based around the unique OMEIA® process, our Sustainable Procurement program provides a best practice methodology, enabling cross-functional teams to determine and implement sustainable category and supply strategies as well as product, category, supplier and supply chain improvement programs.

The OMEIA Sustainable Procurement approach


Our Sustainable Procurement packages are ideal for any organization seeking to develop Sustainable Procurement approaches and enable and equip the organization to identify where to focus efforts. They can then help to determine and put in place new sustainable sourcing arrangements for priorities in terms of key areas of spend with important suppliers and in your supply chains.

Two packages are available – the first is for organizations already practicing strategic procurement using 5i® Category Management and 5S/5A Supplier Relationship Management where Sustainable Procurement can be embedded into these approaches. The second package is for organizations starting out with strategic procurement.

The Sustainable Procurement Comprehensive Package includes everything you need to mobilize and implement Sustainable Procurement, together with key strategic procurement approaches.

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The Sustainable Procurement Accelerator Package includes everything you need to augment existing 5i® Category Management and 5A/5S SRM approaches with Sustainable Procurement and kick-off a new Sustainable Procurement program in your organization.

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Course Catalogue

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