• Home
  • Course Catalog
  • Contact Us
Loading... Loading... Please wait...
Request info
Contact Us
First Name*
Last Name*
Lead Status
Lead Source*
External Referrer
Partner SMEC ID
Enter text from the pic*

Certified Green Supply Chain Professional (GCCP) (SUS-GCCP01)


Course Description

With businesses becoming increasingly environmentally-friendly, the demand for green certified workers is increasing. And our green supply chain management professional (GCCP) certificate course is becoming one of our most popular courses.

Supply chain management is at the very heart of most businesses operations. Our green supply chain management course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to pursue a rewarding career in this rapidly growing field.

Our professional certification course teaches students about green product standards and labeling, and how to develop sustainability supplier programs. Students also learn how to implement sustainable business practices and manufacturing strategies, and how to integrate these practices across the entire supply chain.

Over the course of our green supply chain management course, you will learn how to:

• Establish and maintain a green procurement strategy
Identify corporate social responsibility strategies to meet organizational needs
• Develop and use Green Supply Practices (GSP)
• Select and use a variety of environmental accounting methods effectively
• Improve operational sustainability by applying green strategies to the logistics and supply chain
• Align supply chain operations and business strategies to meet sustainability objectives


I. Green Purchasing Fundamentals
1. Introduction to Green Procurement
2. Design for Environment (DfE) Principles
3. International Green Labeling
4. Green Product Standards
5. Environmentally Preferred Purchasing (EPP)
6. Supplier Relationship Management
7. Green Purchasing Program Development
II. Sustainability 101: Corporate Social Responsibility
1. Sustainable Development
2. The Business Case for Sustainability
3. Organizational Roles and Functional Influences
4. Corporate Social Responsibility
5. Sustainability in Major Business Sectors
6. The U.S. Green Building Council and LEED
7. Introduction to Environmental Science
III. Carbon Strategies
1. Introduction to the World Resources Institute: WRI Protocol
2. Developing a Climate Strategy
3. Supporting Green House Gas Reductions
4. Tracking Emissions and Reporting
5. Tools and Best Practices Every Organization Should Know About
6. The Green Supply Chain's Carbon Footprint
7. Developing a Carbon Policy
IV. Green Transportation: 12 Best Practices
1. Green Transportation and Logistics
2. Building Energy Efficiency in 3PL Operations
3. Greater Sustainability in Distribution Operations
4. The EPA SmartWay Program
5. Green Fleet Management
6. Best-practice Case Studies
V. Green Supply Chain Management
1. Integrating Sustainability Across the Extended Supply Chain
2. The Lean and Green Supply Chain
3. Carbon-efficient Supply Chains
4. Evaluating the Supply Chain for Sustainability
5. Aligning Green Supply Chain Practices With Business Goals


6 months




There are no specific prerequisites for this program. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills and be comfortable navigating the Internet. They must also have an understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word recommended), and they need to have e-mail capabilities as well.

This sustainability certification program is essential for professionals working in or preparing for leadership roles tasked to support the sustainable business practices and goals of their organization. Professionals who need to create collaborative partnerships in order to improve sustainable business practices throughout the supply chain will also benefit from this program, as will sustainability consultants who must analyze greenchallenges for their clients and develop supply-chain strategies. Managers, directors, or vice presidents whose departments are within the operations or supply-chain groups and have responsibility for implementing green supply-chain practices will find this training useful. Professionals who need to develop collaborative supplier partnerships with OEM organizations they support as a Tier I or II supplier will benefit from this training.


Upon completion of the program students are prepared for the Certified Supplychain Professional exam through Green Supply Chain.org




Margaret Price
Margaret is currently the chairwoman and chief sustainability officer for a globally operating sustainability company. She’s responsible for the entire worldwide operations and has more than 20 years of global operations leadership experience. She is a creative, hands-on professional operations executive with extensive experience leading the sustainability efforts for a global manufacturing company, as well as leading the groups responsible for contract manufacturing, operations, distribution, supply chain, inventory control, engineering, and quality assurance and regulatory compliance. She has very unique experience working within the sustainability space of the hospitality sector as she has worked with some of the largest hotel chains in the world. She served as a sustainability board member of NEWH. Her areas of responsibility span Asia, the Middle East, India, Europe, the Caribbean, and Mexico.


This program does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Find Similar Courses by Category