Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies


It can be said that every purchase has hidden social, environmental, and financial impact. What products are today's companies buying and how do they impact future generations? This class will discuss strategies that leading organizations throughout the world employ in their day-to-day procurement decisions. These include the use of products that minimize harm to the environment and human health, as well as purchasing decisions that support local communities and small businesses. All sectors are implementing procurement practices that promote equity and diversity, and require a certain level of performance by suppliers.

It is highly recommended that students take "Evolving Role of Supply Chain Manager" as the first course prior to taking this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Acquire an understanding of sustainability and its impact globally
  • Consider attributes of sustainable products and services
  • Identify key terminology associated with sustainable procurement
  • Gain an appreciation for the importance of diversity and equity in procurement


Topics Covered
  • History and definition of sustainability
  • Corporate social responsibility and leading practices
  • Green product resources and industry tools
  • Third party certifications and greenwashing
  • Closed loop supply chains
  • Trends in green procurement
  • Prerequisites :


    No prerequisites


    Sections :


    Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
    SCMT.X403.(4) 10/22/2019 06:00 PM SANTA CLARA $650 Darin L Matthews Enroll