How the course can help you

The importance of a sustainable supply chain cannot be overstated and Sustainable Procurement Course by Dr Aurora Dawn Benton can help you. 

A procurement expert tasked with guiding suppliers towards sustainable practices, have to understand the pivotal role that procurement plays in driving environmental and social responsibility across the supply chain. This is where Dr. Aurora Dawn Benton's Sustainable Procurement Course becomes an invaluable resource for both buyers and suppliers.

Why Sustainable Supply Chain Management is Crucial

Environmental Impact: The global supply chain is a significant contributor to environmental issues like carbon emissions and waste. Implementing sustainable practices can significantly reduce this impact.

Risk Management: Sustainability is increasingly becoming a key factor in managing risks. Companies with sustainable supply chains are better positioned to cope with regulatory changes, resource scarcities, and shifting market demands.

Brand Reputation and Consumer Demand: Consumers and businesses are increasingly favoring companies with a strong commitment to sustainability. A sustainable supply chain enhances brand reputation and meets these evolving customer expectations.

Cost Savings: Sustainable practices often lead to cost savings in the long term through efficiencies and waste reduction.

Innovation and Long-Term Viability: Focusing on sustainability encourages innovation and ensures the long-term viability of the supply chain.

How Dr. Aurora Dawn Benton's Sustainable Procurement Course Helps

Dr. Benton’s course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of sustainable procurement and its benefits. Here's how it can help:

  • Foundational Knowledge: The course begins with the basics of sustainable procurement, making it accessible even for those new to the concept.
  • Practical Strategies: It offers practical strategies and tools for implementing sustainable practices in the supply chain. This includes how to assess current practices, set realistic goals, and track progress.
  • Engagement with Suppliers: One key aspect of the course is teaching how to engage effectively with suppliers to encourage them to adopt sustainable practices.
  • Compliance and Standards: The course covers important regulatory frameworks and standards related to sustainability, ensuring that procurement practices comply with global norms and expectations.
  • Real-World Examples and Case Studies: Dr. Benton uses real-world examples and case studies, making the learning process engaging and practical.
  • Actionable Steps for Getting Started: The course provides actionable steps for organizations to start their journey towards sustainable procurement, from small initiatives to comprehensive strategies.

The transition to sustainable supply chain practices is not just a trend but a necessary shift in the way we do business. Dr. Aurora Dawn Benton's Sustainable Procurement Course offers an essential roadmap for procurement professionals and suppliers alike to understand, implement, and benefit from sustainable practices. This course is not just about learning; it's about taking actionable steps towards a more sustainable and responsible future in the world of procurement.

Is this course for you?

Astrapto means to illuminate and this course sheds light on the social and environmental issues organizations encounter in their supply chains and offers recommendations for ethical procurement. Every organization purchases something so every organization has an opportunity to make a positive impact on people, planet, and profit through responsible sourcing.

This course is perfect for any one in any type or size of organization who wants to learn more about how to improve environmental and social performance in daily operations. No expertise or experience in sustainability is required. It is ideal for general managers, small business owners, corporate procurement staff, sales teams, and anyone who wants better understand sustainability and take practical steps in the right direction.

This is for anyone who sells anything to a publicly traded company! Supply chain transparency is becoming a hot compliance topic. Are you ready? 

Overall Course Outcomes

  • Recognize the social and environmental impact of procurement through supply chain research.
  • Develop a research process for finding purchasing data needed to make informed decisions.
  • Conduct a sustainable purchasing audit.
  • Establish sustainable purchasing goals, policies, and practices.

Participants learn to engage stakeholders, conduct a sustainable procurement audit, create ethical purchasing policies, and set goals to improve social and environmental outcomes. Learners consider the implications of purchases they can influence and walk through exercises to take real steps forward.

Course Information

The 4-part course bundle contains 20 lessons with bite-sized content (videos 10 minutes or less); handouts with relevant and useful tips, tools, and resources; and exercises that help you take a step-by-step approach, including a Sustainable Purchase Audit Template and video how-to for conducting your own audit.

  • Advanced level

  • 4 courses, 40-55 minutes per course.

  • Tactical buyer role

  • English (subtitle in English).

  • Download course material

  • Certificate after each course.


Instructor Aurora Dawn Benton

Dr. Aurora Dawn Benton is Founder and Chief Change Agent of Astrapto LLC, which exists to advance positive impact in the workplace. Her passion is to make sustainability practical and approachable for people whose main job is not sustainability, but who have a passion or mandate to improve social and environmental performance in their operations and supply chains. Aurora loves helping people realize their potential while discovering a greater purpose for good in business. She has helped over 120 young professionals launch green teams and perform sustainable procurement audits. She has coached numerous professionals on how to research and improve sustainability in their corporate purchasing. Her clients include World Wildlife Fund (Hotel-Kitchen), Sodexo Live (Centerplate), Baltimore Convention Center, Green Seal (hotel eco-certification), the Events Industry Council, and various hotels and restaurant groups. She has been a thought leader and volunteer in hospitality industry organizations, including a task force for Sustainable Events Standards and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. Aurora has a Doctorate in Business Administration in Social Impact Management.

Average score 4.5 of 5.

As of today 250 students have attended Sustainable Procurement Course by Dr. Aurora Dawn Benton Average score 4,5 of 5.

About Learn How to Source

Learn How to Source is an online platform based in Sweden, offering a range of procurement courses accessible globally. It serves as a community where procurement experts share their knowledge through online courses, designed for various experience levels from introductory to expert. Courses are concise, about 30 minutes each, and cover different aspects of procurement, tailored for different buyer roles. The courses focus on practical knowledge, presented by seasoned professionals, and include quizzes and certificates. They can be accessed from any device, emphasizing microlearning for flexibility and efficiency.