What is ISO 20400:2017?

ISO 20400 delivers guidance on integrating sustainability within procurement. The intention of this standard is for organisations to support their supply chains act more dependably and sustainably.

Who is ISO 20400:2017 for?

ISO 20400 is for those who contribute to procurement conclusions or work with suppliers. Any organisation of any size, in any division can use this standard, for example:

  • Packaging
  • Construction
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Print and Paper
  • Timber
  • Facilities Management.

Why use ISO 20400:2017?

By supporting your business practise sustainable procurement, ISO 20400:2017 progresses the sustainability performance of your supply chain and reduces risks.

Other advantages include improved risk and compliance management, enhanced value, healthier communications with stakeholders and additional opportunities to innovate.


ISO 20400 and BS 8903:2010 Principles and framework for procuring sustainably. Guide

ISO 20400 covers most of the same ground as BS 8903:2010. The core differences include: fundamentals, integrating sustainability into the organisation’s procurement policy and strategy, organising the procurement function towards sustainability and integrating sustainability into the procurement process.