How do you establish your company's purchasing budget?

By a given percentage change in total purchases.
By a percentage or fixed amount of price change for each item.
By the same percentage for all company wide cost.
By forecast from the buyer with approval.
Established by accounting department.
No budget established for purchases.

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Green Purchasing and Sustainability - Course 3400


A two-part self-running course titled "Green Purchasing and Sustainability". This green procurement program demonstrates how sustainability impacts our professions and how purchasing can take an active role in it. It will give practical and reasonable steps that purchasing can take to not only help its company become "greener" but to also do what purchasing does best, reduce costs. As more and more executive decisions include sustainability, buyers and purchasing managers need to learn about green procurement training and how they can be part of the process before the policies and procedures are set in place. Sustainability is quickly developing and changing, and the sooner purchasing professionals begin to learn about the subject and current things that they can do to encourage and embrace it, the better position they will be in for the long-term future. Students will be taught what purchasing’s role is in sustainability, how to develop a green purchasing plan, how it can be included in facilities practices, how to utilize the 3Rs, energy savings ideas, and more. Similar to many of our other self-running online courses each part will take approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete. Students will receive a certificate of completion. This course is authored by Robert Menard, CPP, CPPC. He is also the author of "You’re the Buyer, You Negotiate It" and the Society’s two part self-running course "The Science and Art of Negotiation".
What students say about the sustainability and green online procurement training course:
"The information on cost savings, sustainability, disposal and how to write a green purchasing plan were very informative. The information makes you aware of all the important topics that are involved in green purchasing."

- Monta Caraker, CPP
- Purchasing Assistant
- Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
The self-running online sustainability courses are attended via the Internet. They require up to two or three continuous hours of attendance. Students are initially contacted by email with instructions on how to take the course for which they have registered. Students may attend the course at any time during the day. This makes the online sustainability courses more convenient for students. All materials are included in the price of the course and will be available online while attending classes. These online sustainability training courses are nonrefundable. Instructions for these online sustainability courses are usually sent within a few days of registration. Normally, the Society likes to see these types of courses completed within a month of having sent out the instructions. If too much time elapses without a course being completed the student may have to register for it again.
It is each student's responsibility to contact the Society if instructions are not received within the time frames listed above. Failure to do so may result in additional fees. Students can contact the Society at 630-859-0250 or at

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Your Price: $154.00