Online Green Supply Chain Management Training

Many of today’s largest corporations are adopting sustainability programs and need green supply chain professionals to ensure program success. This 100% online course will prepare you for a career in green supply chain management. Upon course completion, you will earn the designation of Green Supply Chain Professional Certification (GSCP).

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Job Outlook for Supply Chain Management

  • Supply chain management is growing at a rate of 7% annually according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, with more companies are adopting sustainability and environmental supply chain management programs, opportunities for GSCP professionals is growing.
  • The BLS found that supply chain management professionals have a median annual salary of $74,590.
  • The top 20% of earners in the supply chain management field take home over $90,000, according to Burning Glass.

Green Supply Chain Management Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What Is Green Supply Chain Management?

Green supply chain management refers to activities needed to control the flow of a product, from purchasing raw materials to distributing to the end consumer, all while considering environmental impact.

What Do Green Supply Chain Professionals Do?

Green supply chain professionals develop, implement and report on strategic sustainability initiatives. Duties may include developing and negotiating global contracts with suppliers to ensure the supply chain process is uninterrupted and environmentally sound.

Why Is Green Supply Chain Management Important?

Sustainable and environmentally-driven supply chains are less wasteful and can lower a business’ total cost of business (TCOB). Further, more consumers are placing greater corporate responsibility on organizations to adopt sustainable supply chain practices.

What Is the Difference Between Green Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Management?

Supply chain management is an aspect of the broader logistics industry. Green supply chain management incorporates environmental issues into supply-chain management, including product design, material sourcing, manufacturing processes, product delivery and post-consumption management.

Course Objectives

  • Understand how to establish and maintain a green procurement strategy
  • Learn to identify corporate social responsibility strategies to meet organizational needs
  • Learn how to develop and use Green Supply Practices (GSP)
  • Discover how to select and use a variety of environmental accounting methods effectively
  • Examine ways to align supply chain operations and business strategies to meet sustainability objectives

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Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Green Purchasing Fundamentals

Design for environment (DfE) principles, international green labeling and green product standards; developing a green purchasing and procurement program

Sustainability 101

Organizational roles, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability in major business sectors; introduction to environmental science and the U.S. Green Building Council

Carbon Strategies

Developing a climate strategy and carbon policy; introduction to reporting emissions accurately and the World Resources Institute

Twelve Best Practices of Green Transportation

Building energy efficiency in 3PL operations and sustainability in distribution operations; introduction to the EPA SmartWay Program

Green Supply Chain Management

Integrating sustainability across the extended supply chain; evaluating supply chain for sustainability while ensuring alignment with business goals


Angie Coats

Angie Coats is a director of contracting, responsible for state and federal government business and support for all Department of Defense and GSA services. She has more than 25 years of experience as a senior contracting officer in the federal government and is a current board member of the National Contracting Management Association (NCMA). She has managed Federal Acquisition Requirements (FAR) standards for billion-dollar government programs.

Howard Forman

Howard Forman is an associate professor of marketing at California State University Fullerton. He is also a member of an instruction design team responsible for green supply-chain curriculum and program development. Previously, Forman taught at Drexel University and Penn State and served as an adjunct professor at the ESCP Europe in Paris, France.

Registration and Enrollment

This course is 100% online. Start anytime.

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