The International Organisation for Standardisation, ISO, has recently released ISO 20400, the world’s first international standard for sustainable procurement. According to ISO, businesses that embrace sustainable procurement are “making purchasing decisions that meet an organization’s needs in a way that benefits them, society and the environment.”

The new standard “involves ensuring that a company’s suppliers behave ethically, that the products and services purchased are sustainable and that such purchasing decisions help to address social, economic and environmental issues.” Kate Harris, CEO of Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), will be speaking about the ISO 20400 standard at…