GSES System courses & training in 2023

Courses & Training

Business Sustainability management: supply chain, best practices and tools

About this training course

The training provides an overview of regulations, current trends, UN Sustainable Goals principles and certificates applicable to organisations that want to improve their Sustainability Reporting, develop and implement a Corporate Social Responsibility policy and meet guidelines for CSR-d.

It takes you through smart solutions and best practices that help your organisation to measure own social and environmental impact, as well as measure and rate the impact of its entire supply chain.

You will get an introduction to GSES – an efficient tool to get insights into performance of your organisation and your suppliers, gain transparency and input for your ESG reporting.

Learning outcomes
After the training you:

  • know what the main aspects of sustainability are
  • have learnt what sustainable initiatives, regulations and issues require addressing
  • are aware of challenges that organisations face with measuring of and reporting on sustainability, and
  • seen examples of best practices and practical solutions
  • have gained insights in how GSES can contribute to making organisations more sustainable
  • have learnt how you can effectively monitor and enable continuous improvement of your supply chain with GSES
  • can make your own action plan

Key topics
Amongst the topics the training covers are

  • Relevant current initiatives and regulations
  • Ecolabels and standards
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Biodiversity
  • Circular Economy
  • CO2 and GHG protocol
  • Measuring and reporting
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Action plan

Who should attend?
Anyone who deals with sustainability issues within an organisation will benefit from this training: from marketing professionals to purchasing department staff and CEO’s.

Businesses, NGO’s and public sector are all welcome.

In particular, this training is useful for sustainability managers and coordinators, project managers, policy advisors and officers, procurement professionals, purchasing managers and staff of organisations using GSES.

Why choose this training?
As a cross-sectoral CSR and sustainability rating system covering the entire supply chain, GSES is the expert in regulations and best practices. With more than 550 internationally recognised quality marks and certifications in one overarching system, it aids organisations in making sustainable choices and improving their ESG processes and CSR reporting. 

Not only has GSES up-do-date knowledge of relevant regulations and tools, but it understands first-hand the needs and challenges of businesses and public sector in measuring and implementing ESG strategies.

English and Dutch

Karin van IJsselmuide

Karin van IJsselmuide is Director Sustainable Procurement at GSES. She has extensive knowledge and years of experience as a procurement professional (Paktank), CPO (gemeente Vlaardingen), knowledge-manager/trainer/Manager social Programs (Nevi), chairwoman ISO 20400 and a coordinator SDG12 responsible consumption and production.

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For members: € 805,- p.p.

Exclusive of VAT – Per person – Lunch included

For non-members: € 895,- p.p.

Exclusive of VAT – Per person – Lunch included

Location of the course

Spaces – Hofplein 20, 3032 AC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands