GEC Sustainable Procurement Training

GEC Sustainable Procurement Training

Through our decade-long support of institutional purchasers and managing EPEAT, GEC understands the challenges procurement professionals face. Purchasers know how to procure products and services, and they do it well. But many face challenges implementing sustainable procurement that provides lasting value.

Sustainable Procurement Training

GEC offers a suite of programs that meets procurement professionals and organizations where they are – their existing procurement processes, systems and level of sustainability knowledge.

We focus on procurement first and build additional procurement capacity. We help accelerate the transition to more sustainable procurement.

Procurement-focused and not a lecture on sustainability.

Designed to strengthen existing procurement processes and accelerate the transition to sustainable procurement.

Meeting procurement professionals and organizations where they are.


One hour introduction to specific issues.
Examples of sustainable procurement (provided via speakers).


Half-day session.
Key elements of sustainable procurement.
Essential steps for implementation.

Cohort Training

1.5 hour session per month over 6 months.
Classroom style training with “take-away” exercises.
Topics include prioritizing, ICT as spend category, suppliers, internal teams, tracking & reporting, communicating value.
Choose credible ecolabels through GEC’s Ecolabel Tool (streamlined version of US EPA Guidelines).
Share challenges and insights.
Develop support network of other professionals.

Customized Modules

Customized modules for procurement teams.
Select the most applicable for your team.
Landscape – market trends, legislation, policies, mandates.
Policy, specification, contract development.
Spend analysis, prioritizing spend categories.
Ecolabels and a credibility decision matrix.
Incorporating organizational sustainability goals.
Linking benefits to broader organization.
Ongoing maintenance.


Advisory Services

Deeper and more focused support.
Sustainable procurement program development.
Implementation, research and/or additional training.

Training Member Resources

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We look forward to helping you meet your organization’s procurement and sustainability goals. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions.