Learning content

Now we begin to put the knowledge into action. You have learned about some of the many environmental and social issues in supply chains so it’s time to start driving change by discovering the opportunities within your key purchases. These lessons walk you through the process of preparing for and conducting a sustainable procurement audit. You will then use the findings to implement changes in policies, RFPs, vendor vetting, and other processes. 

•    Lesson 15: The Role of Certifications  

•    Lesson 16: Prepare for a Procurement Audit 

•    Lesson 17: Perform a Sustainable Procurement Audit

•    Lesson 18: Sustainable Procurement Policies and Practices  

•    Lesson 19: Impact Goals and Reporting

•    Lesson 20: Next Steps 


    1. Lesson 15 Outcome and Description

    2. Lesson 15 Checklist

    3. Lesson 15: The Role of Certifications

    4. Lesson 15 Exercise: Certifications Inventory

    5. Lesson 15 Summary and Handout

    1. Lesson 16 Outcome and Description

    2. Lesson 16 Checklist

    3. Lesson 16 Video: Prepare for a Procurement Audit

    4. Lesson 16 Discussion: Teamwork makes the dream work!

    5. Lesson 16 Exercise: Get Ready!

    6. Lesson 16 Summary and Handout

    1. Lesson 17 Outcome and Description

    2. Lesson 17 Checklist

    3. Lesson 17 Video: Perform a Sustainable Procurement Audit

    4. Lesson 17: Perform the Audit (download spreadsheet template)

    5. Lesson 17 Summary and Handout

    1. Lesson 18 Outcome and Description

    2. Lesson 18 Checklist

    3. Lesson 18 Video: Sustainable Procurement Policies and Practices

    4. Lesson 18 Discussion: Check-in

    5. Lesson 18 Exercise: Propose and Implement Changes

    6. Lesson 18 Summary and Handout

    1. Lesson 19 Outcome and Description

    2. Lesson 19 Checklist

    3. Lesson 19 Video: Impact Goals and Reporting

    4. Lesson 19 Exercise: SMART Goals

    5. Lesson 19 Summary and Handout

    1. Lesson 20 Outcome and Description

    2. Lesson 20 Checklist

    3. Lesson 20 Video: Next Steps

    4. Lesson 20 Discussion: What's next?

    5. Lesson 20 Handout

    6. Part 4 Handouts (combined)

About this course

  • €60,00
  • 33 lessons
  • Advanced level - Tactical buyer
  • 50 min
  • Quiz and Certificate


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.


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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.