Certified Sustainable Procurement Manager

23 April – 5 June 2024 | Online


Become a Key Enabler of Global Sustainable Development!

Why You Shouldn’t Miss Out!

Sustainability has long been an integral part of economic and social debates. Consumers and other stakeholders are increasingly advocating for a more robust commitment to the circular economy, sustainable raw materials, and recycling concepts. Sustainability is evolving into a strategic competitive advantage for companies, and procurement is assuming a crucial role in global sustainable development. But what does sustainability entail in purchasing? A paradigm shift is needed.

Our Goal!

This course offers a holistic and practice-oriented approach to the fields of action and opportunities available in procurement. It aims to systematically integrate sustainability into procurement strategies and practices.

The course imparts practical knowledge and skills essential for professionally analyzing and further developing procurement towards establishing a sustainable procurement organization. Through case studies, exercises, and checklists paired with selected practical examples, ample time for discussion, and addressing individual queries, participants gain tangible guidance and implementation tools applicable to their respective organizations and processes.

By participating, you‘ll be empowered to embrace this challenge, fostering initial solution approaches tailored to your company.


5 Modules from
April 23rd – June 5th, 2024| ONLINE
Course in English!

Benefits & Methodology

High-Intensity Training – with a Gamification Approach!
Certificate for Tailored Transfer to Your Company’s Needs!
  1. The content is delivered through keynote speeches and further reinforced with a case study. The sustainable procurement organization example illustrates the challenges, tasks, and interconnections between the training topics. The presentation of practical examples and accompanying video material convey the training material in a lively and vivid way.
  2. Participants gain proficiency in utilizing specific tools to solve challenges in sustainable everyday purchasing, ensuring practical relevance and benefits.
  3. The team approach enhances individual creativity and promotes innovative, convincing solution finding.
  4. Through the „gamification“ training approach, participants become familiar with the new possibilities and solutions for systematically introducing sustainability approaches in their own purchasing in a quasi-playful way. This also promotes the idea of competition and encourages innovative and convincing team performances.
  5. The individual „use case“ integrated into the final certification process ensures high practical relevance within each participant‘s company and procurement environment. It serves as an ideal platform for their own sustainable purchasing initiatives.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for purchasing managers, supply chain managers, procurement officers, strategic buyers, quality managers, environmental managers, and sustainability managers across diverse industries and sectors. It is ideal for those aiming to incorporate sustainability criteria into their procurement processes and enhance material group and supplier management professionally.
The course caters to participants from both the private and public sectors.

A transnational procure.ch training course in co-operation with BME and BMÖ for the DACH,
providing a perspective and network across borders


Sustainable Business Models, Sustainability Pulse

  • Regulatory & social framework conditions
  • Background and development of the most important laws and legal frameworks
  • What obligations arise for companies, what opportunities can be derived?
  • Integrating sustainability into the purchasing strategy



Commodity Group Analysis & Sustainability Supplier

  • Development of a sustainable commodity strategy: initial situation, objectives, thrusts and individual objectives
  • Derivation of sustainability measures for all key focus areas
  • Tools/methods for the systematic implementation of supplier management geared towards sustainability
  • The most important criteria for evaluating the sustainability of suppliers
  • Examples from practice



Sustainability Supply Chain Analysis

  • Supply chain risk analysis: social and environmental risks along the supply chain
  • Methods and procedures for implementing sustainability standards in the upstream and downstream supply chain
  • Supply chain-related sustainability management – examples from practice

Prof. Dr. Herbert Ruile, President, Logistikum Schweiz GmbH


Circular Procurement

  • Potential of circular procurement
  • Orientation towards the inner circles in everyday procurement
  • Tender design using circular economy criteria

Antonia Stalder, CEO, Prozirkula


Digital Process Management for Sustainable

  • Overview of the most important digital tools: Key distinctions and focal points
  • Requirements and obstacles when using digital and technological solutions
  • Use of sustainability tools in practice
  • Transformation management: phase model for establishing sustainable procurement



The Final Exam: Develop Your Individual Transformation Roadmap – for the Best Possible Practical Transfer!

In addition to the 5 course modules, an individual examination opportunity is available:
Applying the knowledge gained, you will craft a personalized transformation roadmap for your company. This roadmap will be presented during an oral exam via video conference following the modules. Subsequently, engaging in an expert discussion, you‘ll have the chance to elaborate on your approach and receive further recommendations and assistance for the future.

To acquire the certificate, participants engage in a practical project involving the formulation of a project proposal or roadmap titled ,Analysis and Further Steps for Sustainable Procurement Development/Enhancement.‘ The oral examination encompasses presenting the practical work followed by a technical discussion.

Participation in the final exam is voluntary. Participants who opt out of the final exams will receive a certificate of participation.


Jacqueline BergerTeamleiterin Customer ServiceAnmeldungen+49 6196 5828-200jacqueline.berger@bme.de
Natalie PopoolaSenior Project Manager EventsAgenda+49 6196 5828-215natalie.popoola@bme.de