ISO 20400

ISO 20400 Sustainable procurement -- Guidance [1] provides guidance to organizations, independent of their activity or size, on integrating sustainability within procurement. It is intended for stakeholders involved in, or impacted by, procurement decisions and processes.

This standard was developed by ISO project committee ISO/PC 277.


The standard was developed by project committee ISO/PC 277, which started work in the year 2013. The first edition of ISO 20400 was published on 21 April 2017.[2]

Main requirements of the standard

The ISO 20400:2017 adopts the structure in the following breakdown:

  • 1 Scope
  • 2 Normative references
  • 3 Terms and definitions
  • 4 Understanding the fundamentals
  • 5 Integrating sustainability into the organization's procurement policy and strategy
  • 6 Organizing the procurement function toward sustainability
  • 7 Integrating sustainability into the procurement process

See also


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