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Course Description

Organizations that integrate sustainability into their supply chains are often more innovative and competitive.

In the dynamic landscape of business, understanding and implementing Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) compliance are crucial for organizations striving for long-term success. This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to navigate the unique challenges and opportunities associated with building sustainable supply chains and ensuring ESG compliance. This course is crucial for professionals seeking to navigate the complex and evolving landscape of global business, aligning their practices with ethical, social, and environmental considerations.

Duration of course

This course is scheduled for two (2) day online masterclass sessions combined with practical workplace experience.

Who should attend?

 This course is specifically designed for:

  • Supply chain professionals and managers
  • Sustainability and CSR managers
  • Procurement specialists
  • Environmental and social compliance officers
  • Executives and decision-makers in African businesses
  • Government officials involved in trade and regulation.

What delegates will learn?

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the fundamental principles of sustainable supply chain management, emphasizing its role in achieving environmental, social, and economic goals.
  • Understand the global landscape of ESG frameworks and compliance standards, with a focus on integrating these principles into supply chain practices.
  • Delve into ethical sourcing practices, fair trade, and responsible supply chain partnerships.
  • Explore strategies for minimizing environmental impact, including eco-friendly sourcing, waste reduction, and energy efficiency.
  • Examine the importance of fair labor practices, diversity, and inclusion in supply chain operations.
  • Understand the governance structures necessary for effective sustainable supply chain management and the identification and management of associated risks.
  • Learn the importance of transparent ESG reporting, including disclosure practices and communicating sustainability initiatives to stakeholders.
  • Explore how technological advancements and innovation can be leveraged to enhance sustainability and compliance in supply chains.
  • Understand the concept of supply chain resilience and how sustainability practices contribute to resilience in the face of global challenges.
  • Develop strategies for integrating sustainable supply chain management and ESG compliance into overall business strategy.

Course Facilitator

Dr Sakhile Manyathi

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Module 2: ESG Frameworks and Compliance Standards

Module 3: Strategies for Ethical Sourcing

Module 4: Environmental Stewardship in Supply Chains

Module 5: Socially Responsible Supply Chains

Module 6: Governance and Risk Management

Module 7: ESG Reporting and Transparency

Module 8: Technology and Innovation in Sustainable Supply Chains

Module 9: Global Supply Chain Resilience

Module 10: Strategic Integration of Sustainable Practices

Delivery Method

  • Lectures by industry experts
  • Case studies and real-world examples
  • Group discussions and interactive workshops
  • Practical exercises and simulations
  • Guest speakers from successful sustainable procurement initiatives
  • Q&A sessions for participant engagement


After successful completion of the course and formative activities, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Course Costing


Course Dates

26-27 February 2024

12-13 August 2024

13-14 December 2024

Course Registration

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Established in 2019, the African Institute for Supply Chain Research (AISCR) provides supply chain research, education, outreach, and networking solutions for a better Africa.





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