Course presentation

Course Level: 

Basic level course.  Approx: 25-30 minutes.

Course Description:

Welcome to "CSR and Procurement" – an essential online course designed for buyers and supply chain staff at the outset of their careers. This course aims to bridge the gap between procurement practices and corporate social responsibility (CSR), ensuring you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make sustainable and ethical decisions in the procurement process.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this course, you will have achieved the following objectives:

  • Understand the Definition of CSR: You will learn what CSR stands for, including its significance and impact on businesses and communities. This foundational knowledge will set the stage for deeper exploration into how CSR integrates with procurement practices.
  • Grasp the Importance of CSR in Procurement: Discover why CSR is not just a trend but a crucial aspect of procurement that can drive positive change, enhance brand reputation, and contribute to sustainable development goals.
  • Initiate a Sustainable Supply Chain: Learn the initial steps necessary to create a sustainable supply chain. This includes understanding how to assess suppliers, integrate sustainability criteria into procurement decisions, and encourage transparency and ethical practices throughout the supply chain.

Who Should Enroll:

This course is specially designed for buyers and other supply chain staff who are in the early stages of their career. Whether you are new to the procurement field or looking to integrate CSR into your procurement practices, this course will provide you with the insights and tools needed to make a positive impact.

Why This Course:

In today’s global market, integrating CSR into procurement practices is not only ethical but also essential for long-term success. Businesses are increasingly held accountable for their supply chains, making it crucial for procurement professionals to understand how to source responsibly. This course will empower you to take the first steps toward creating a sustainable supply chain that aligns with your organization's CSR goals.

Course content

(25 minutes)

    1. Download the slides shown in the course (and some tips).

    2. CSR - Topic for the entire company.

    1. Economic (Financial)-, Environmental-, Social- and Ethical Responsibility.

    1. The ways in which CSR can make a difference.

    1. Taking the CSR target to the supply chain.

    1. Questions to help you verify the Learning Objectives.

About this course

  • €20,00
  • 11 lessons
  • Basic level course
  • Procurement management role


Senior instructor. Fredrik Axelsson

Meet Fredrik, a seasoned procurement professional from Gothenburg, Sweden, with a Master's in Economics from Gothenburg University and an Executive MBA from Stockholm Business School. With roles at LM Ericsson, Solectron Sweden AB, Axelson Purchasing Resources AB, Saab AB, and Alstom/GE, Fredrik has amassed expertise in sourcing and procurement. In 2017, he launched Sourcing Partner, a procurement consultancy firm how also own and manage Learn How to Source. Fredrik's diverse experience spans from Operative Buyer to Sourcing Director and roles like Commodity Manager and Business Development, in line organizations and projects, including industries like banking and manufacturing. Fredrik's story is one of continuous growth, learning, and adaptation, making him a well-rounded professional with a wealth of knowledge to offer.

Next step

Digitalization refers to the use of active digital procurement processes.

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.