• CII Certified Professional in Green Supply Chain : 24 - 25 January 2024 (Two-day Training Course at Mumbai)

About Course

An organization's journey toward holistic green growth is intricately linked with the green performance of its supply chain. In this era, transparency and accountability are no longer optional; they are fundamental requirements not only within the organization but also across the entire supply chain. While it's undeniably a challenging endeavor, it holds tremendous significance, primarily due to the opportunities and risks that the supply chain presents to any business. The pivotal step towards achieving a greener supply chain is the integration of sustainability principles. Our upcoming workshop aims to enhance participants' comprehension of these green supply chain concepts.

The CII Certified Professional in Green Supply Chain certificate course has been meticulously designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of how a sustainable supply chain can substantially enhance the overall sustainability of a corporate entity. In today's fast-evolving business landscape, with corporations striving to embrace concepts such as carbon neutrality and zero waste to landfill, greening the supply chain has emerged as of paramount importance. This course is a key step in preparing professionals to meet these sustainability challenges head-on and steer their organizations toward a greener, more sustainable future.

Topics to be covered

Course coverage

v Introduction to Green Supply Chain

v Supply Chains Digitalization

v Green supply chain coordination

v Greening impact of Supply Chain on Scope 3 Emissions

v Green Vendor Management

v Green Procurement

v Green Logistics

v Regulations and Enablers of Green SC

v Circular Economy

v Green Warehousing




Key highlights of the course

v Two-Days physical in-person training sessions

v Assignments & Final Online Exam

v Carbon strategies in greening the supply chain

v Importance of Scope 3 emissions in carbon neutrality

v Green purchasing fundamentals

v Design for Environment DfE

v Green packaging

v Green transportation

v Case studies discussions

v Participation certificate will be given to all the participants

The course will be suitable for

v Procurement team

v Purchase team

v Decision makers in capital goods

v Supply chain team

v Logistics team

Session Schedule


0900 Hrs


Session 1

Introduction to Green Supply Chain

·      What is sustainability?


o   Climate change, current issues in resource shortage, environmental aspects etc

o   ESG / BRSR

o   How can Supply Chain performance be linked to sustainability?

o   Supply chain drivers and performance:


·      Drivers – Discuss the various drivers of supply chain. How is green a part of these drivers?

o   Production vs Green Production

o   Inventory    vs Green Inventory

o   Location     vs Green Location

o   Transportation     vs Green Transportation

o   Information          vs Green Information

o   Sourcing     vs Green Sourcing

o   Pricing                 vs Green Pricing


·      Performance – Discuss the various aspects of supply chain performance metrics. Integrate with green concepts and how it helps enhance overall performance.


·      Agile / Lean Systems – Impact on environment

·      Managing uncertainty in the supply chain; Risk Mitigation; Environmental risk of outsourcing

·      Alternate Suppliers

Session 2

Supply Chains Digitalization - To discuss how green aspects may be incorporated into everyday supply chain concepts

·      Material / Inventory tracking

·      ERP, MRP; Industry 4.0

·      Green EOQ / POQ concept

·      How Scope 3 emissions impact the supply chain

·      How to improve across the various scope 3 categories?

·      Where is SCM involved? – how to address?

Session 3

Green Vendor Development / Management?

·      How sustainability helps make a better supply chain?

·      Identification of Environmentally critical suppliers/ vendors

·      Compliance

o   EPR Regulations; SUP; Battery Recycling; Waste management rules, etc.

o   Quantitative strategies (Tangible benefits)

§  Energy, Carbon, Water, Waste, Packaging, SC material Toxicity – RoHS, REACH etc.

§  Product Stewardship concepts – DfE, DfR, etc.

o   Qualitative strategies (Intangible benefits) – Branding, Society Upliftment, etc

·      Circular Economy and case studies

·      National and global scenario - Case Studies


Session 4

Green Procurement

·      Green Procurement & Sourcing.

o   Green Procurement Guidelines; Green as a part of ordering philosophy; Quality / Cost / Time / Green

·      Green Product

Session 5

Green Logistics

·      Green Transportation & Logistics Planning.

o   Scope 3 reduction planning; Decentralized infrastructure; Cluster approach; GreenCo Logistics Certification

·      Green Warehousing; IGBC certification

Session 6

Regulations and Enablers of Green Supply Chain

·      Future Challenges

·      Carbon markets & impact on supply chain – CBAM

·      Green incentives

·      Case studies / best practices related to ESG / BRSR in the Value Chain

o   Sustainable supply chain; Include S & G (apart from E)

·      Ecosystem Development

·      Voluntary ratings – facilitate greening of SC

o   GreenCo, GreenPro; Net Zero Certifications (water / energy / waste)


Discussion / Q&A

Distribution of Participation Certificates

Assignments : During the training sessions assignment will be given by the faculty. Last date to submit the assignment: 2 February 2024 (assignments to be submitted by email)

Online Exam : 3 February 2024 (Saturday)

Participant has to secure 60% marks in the final exam & assignments to get the course final certificate