Learning content

In this part of the course pack, we introduce you to the myriad social issues trending in sustainable procurement. Beginning with a look at the effects of chemicals and wrapping up with an emphasis on supporting local communities through your purchases, you will learn how your decisions can have a powerful impact on people. 

•    Lesson 11: Chemicals and Human Health 

•    Lesson 12: Humane Supply Chains

•    Lesson 13: Supplier Diversity

•    Lesson 14: Buy Local Strategies 

Course content (37 minutes)

    1. Lesson 11 Outcome and Description

    2. Lesson 11 Checklist

    3. Lesson 11 Video: Chemicals and Human Health

    4. Lesson 11 Discussion: Why so sensitive?

    5. Lesson 11 Exercise: Concerning Vendors

    6. Lesson 11 Summary and Handout

    1. Lesson 12 Outcome and Description

    2. Lesson 12 Video: Humane Supply Chains

    3. Lesson 12 Summary and Handout

    4. Lesson 12 Exercise: Supply Chain Research and Information Exchange

    5. Lesson 12 Checklist

    1. Lesson 13 Outcome and Description

    2. Lesson 13 Checklist

    3. Lesson 13 Video: Supplier Diversity

    4. Lesson 13 Discussion: Representation Matters

    5. Lesson 13 Exercise: Supplier Diversity

    6. Lesson 13 Summary and Handout

    1. Lesson 14 Outcome and Description

    2. Lesson 14 Checklist

    3. Lesson 14 Video: Buy Local Strategies

    4. Lesson 14 Discussion: Where is local?

    5. Lesson 14 Exercise: Impact Over Convenience and Uniformity

    6. Lesson 14 Summary and Handout

    1. Part 3 Handouts (combined)

    2. What's next?

About this course

  • €40,00
  • 25 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content


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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    Part 4 - Sustainable Procurement: Audit and Management

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