Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Succeed With Sustainable Choices

Sustainability in business promotes organizational innovation, enhances risk management, enables sustainable growth, and helps to secure feasible conditions for business in the long term. Sustainability competence has become a crucial part of the basic business competence of every successful company. What sustainability choices should be made in your organization to support growth in a sustainable way? How do you align business and stakeholder goals in a sustainable way? And do you identify the areas that promote sustainability in your own work?

Nowadays, environmental, social, and economic sustainability are strongly interlinked in company operations, particularly in supply chain management. To achieve good long-term financial performance, companies must take into account their environmental and social impacts, not only within their own organization but throughout their supply chain. This means both minimizing risks related to sustainability and identifying sustainability opportunities.

The Sustainable Supply Chain Management program helps to understand what environmental and social sustainability means in the context of a supply chain, and how various approaches and tools can be applied in one’s own organization and supply chain. Properly designed environmental and social sustainability actions in a supply chain can create a competitive advantage, improving not only the corporate image but also creating cost savings.

This is a 24-hour live online module in the Sustainable Business program and can also be taken as a stand-alone program.

4.5 ECTS credits can be transferred from this program to the Aalto Executive MBA program.

Credits from this program are also accepted by the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) for their Graduate Diploma and Master of Management program. Successful completion of this program will earn participants an equivalent of 5 CU with SUSS.

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World-class facilitated learning sessions designed to accelerate change in the individual, and in the organisation

Learn from leading countries and companies in their sustainability plan and understand how you can align your sustainability target with business goals

Participants will engage in deep discussions exercises to open new ways of thinking


This program helps to understand what environmental and social sustainability mean in the context of a supply chain, and how various approaches and tools can be applied in one’s own organization and supply chain.

Supply chain management environmental and social sustainability
Various approaches and tools
Creating competitive advantage
Cost savings
Receive ECTS credits to progress academically


The training is suitable for those working in organizational development, expert, and management positions who are responsible for corporate sustainability, and particularly for supply chain, purchasing, and logistics professionals, to extend their knowledge of sustainability in their function. It is also suitable for those working in human resources and communication units who work on corporate responsibility and promote stakeholder cooperation.

Contents and Schedule 

The program is designed to provide participants with an overall understanding of the triple bottom line (economic, environmental, and social) sustainability in the context of supply chains. Participants will be introduced to several strategies and practices for improving the sustainability of various stages of a supply chain and the economic performance implications of such strategies and practices. The course will also provide insights on the challenges of implementing supply chain sustainability and discuss the best approaches to overcome such challenges as organizations work to increase their supply chain sustainability.

  • Introduction to SCM and the triple bottom line
  • Measuring sustainability in supply chains
  • Green procurement and purchasing ethics
  • Lean and green
  • Green product packaging
  • Sustainable service production
  • Sustainability in logistics
  • Carbon reduction in supply chains
  • Circular economy
  • Codes of conduct
  • Certifications
  • Challenges of social sustainability
  • Transparency and traceability
  • Implementation issues in sustainable SCM



Katri Kauppi

Katri Kauppi works as an associate professor of logistics at the Department of Information and Service Management at the Aalto University School of Economics.


Katri Kauppi got her PhD from Helsinki School of Economics in 2009, on the topic of "Challenges of purchasing centralization - Empirical evidence from Public Procurement". She was the youngest female doctor to graduate from the school.

After her graduation, she has worked as an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at Manchester Business School, and as an Assistant Professor of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at Nottingham University Business School. In August 2012 Katri started in the tenure track of Aalto University. She is currently an associate professor of logistics at the Department of Information and Service Management at the Aalto University School of Economics

Katri's research is in the area of purchasing and supply chain management. Her main focus areas include organisational theory applications in purchasing and supply chain management, public procurement (including centralization, non-compliant purchases and services outsourcing), international comparative surveys, social sustainability in supply chains as well as principal-agent relationships in purchasing and supply chain management.

Program Fee and Registration

Program Fee

The Early Bird fee of SGD 2,500 (prevailing GST if applicable) is valid until July 1, 2024.

The standard program fee is SGD 2,780 (prevailing GST if applicable).

Please contact us for a special group fee if two or more people from the same organization are registering for the program.

If you are an Aalto Executive MBA Alumni or an existing student with SUSS, please contact us for a special fee.


Registration is open until July 29, 2024.

Should you be interested in enrolling in all four sustainability programs, please register here.

A special discount is also available when you register for more than one (1) sustainability program.

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