what we do

We provide innovative and practical sustainable procurement and supply services for public, private and third sector organisations across the UK and internationally.

Our focus is on delivering practical solutions.

ISO20400 - the first global Standard for Sustainable Procurement

The International Standards Organisation has launched the first global standard for sustainable procurement, ISO 20400, which aims to establish guidelines for organisations to make supply chains more sustainable. This has been under development for a number of years, with its focus on economic, environmental and social sustainability and its application to the procurement mechanism.

The standard is a guidance standard; while organisations such as Sustainable Procurement Limited may be able to provide verification that an organisation is operating to the principles of ISO20400, as with the long-standing British Standard BS8903 it is not a certificated standard. The focus is on embedding good (sustainable) procurement practice including supply chain management.

For more information on the standard and its relevance to you contact Barbara Morton or Philip Duddell.

who we are


  • A team of UK and International experts in enabling practical sustainable and circular economy outcomes through procurement and supply.
  • Our team has a background in procurement, private sector supply and business and sustainability within the UK and overseas.
  • Our highly qualified and experienced team provides services on a retained or project basis.

how we are different Apples

  • As our clients' 'critical friend' we are experts in the interaction between procurement and supply; environmental, ethical, socio-economic and related business continuity and organisational best practice.
  • We are known for the interactive nature of our support.
  • We have extensive experience within public, private and third sector procurement and supply in the UK and in many other parts of the World.

who we work for

  • Governments e.g. UK, Scotland, Public Procurement Authority Ghana and many others.
  • Local Authorities, Education, Health and other public sectors.
  • Large and small private sector procurers and suppliers.
  • Third sector.
  • Agencies and support organisations such as UNEP, ICLEI, WRAP, Zero Waste Scotland.
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Find out more about the latest developments in sustainable procurement and up to date activities of Sustainable Procurement Limited.




Procurex Ireland 2017

In its second year Procurex Ireland in Dublin on 25th April (Linked In) provided an opportunity to hear from a range of excellent speakers and trainers, from Ireland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This included sessions on delivering Social Value in contracts and new Procurement Regulations. SPL was busy discussing the impact of these Regulations and its experiences elsewhere.

Big Green Event 2017

The Big Green Event held at Hampshire Cricket’s ground in Southampton on 27th April was an excellent day with Ken Webster from Ellen Macarthur Foundation providing a fascinating insight into the need for a transition to a Circular Economy.
Philip Duddell of SPL led an interactive session on applying circular economy outcomes through procurement. The focus on innovation was reinforced through an interesting presentation on urban farming systems.

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Client Testimonials

‘Thank you for a very interesting and informative course’ and ‘I found the course to be useful and enjoyable’.

April 2017, Social Issues in Procurement.

‘Many thanks for an enjoyable and informative training session’

‘You created a wonderfully relaxed, discursive and informative atmosphere which I feel made the course such a success’.

June and July 2015, Sustainable Public Procurement Training delegates.