Certified supply chain sustainability professional (CSCSP)

The Only Certification in India that builds capabilities on Sustainable Supply Chains

Next Batch Starts on

24th August 2024


Supply chains traditionally focused on cost and on-time performance. Supply chains are one of the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in a company. Recent consumer activism and climate change has forced corporates to focus on adoption of sustainable practices. The challenge is to understand the scope and way forward. Corporates are challenged to innovate new models for their supply chains as their responsibilities now extend further upstream and downstream, beyond their own operations. Waste is no longer considered a cost driver, it is also a reputation risk. CSCSP is a comprehensive program introducing sustainable practices for supply chain professionals. It is designed for supply chain professionals to start incorporating sustainability goals in supply chains. The program integrates sustainability into all functions in a firm, with special emphasis on Supply Chains. The program will cover the Scope 1 and Scope 3 Emissions – and develop an understanding of how to track and report the same.

Target Group

Supply Chain Professionals

Warehouse Professionals

Transport Professionals

Logistics Professionals

Procurement Professionals

Strategy Professionals

Sustainability professionals


Learning Outcome

The goal of the CSCSP is to help supply chain professionals to design sustainable supply chains that is efficient. CSCSP helps supply chain professionals understand that sustainability and efficient supply chain are not mutually exclusive, but complement each other.

Course Structure

ESG: Where does Supply Chain fit? – This session focuses on the larger goals ESG, understanding how ESG can create value, improve top line, optimize costs, optimize investments and create better employee buy in. We then link it to supply chain and understand how supply chains need to be an integral part of ESG guidelines.
Understanding GHG Protocols– In this session we take a look at the Green House Gas Protocols – with an exploration of the standards and tools for measuring and reporting emissions.
Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 – A critical understanding of protocols – IN this session we will do a deep dive into Scope 1 and Scope 3 and the challenges in identifying and categorizing the organization’s Scope 1 and Scope 3 emissions
Achieving Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 goals- Solutions for Logistics, Facilities and Upstream activities – After understanding the protocols we will now look at the strategic and operational decisions we need to take to start incorporating these goals in our supply chains. We will look at how we can structure our sourcing, planning and distribution functions for a net zero supply chain.
Role of Technology in sustainability – Visibility, Mapping and Reporting – We will now examine how technology can help us in sustainability goals – how we need to think broadly on how to achieve net zero goals and the technology that can help us.
Some strategic directions from COP 26 Deliberations – In the final session we will explore the COP 26 resolution on climate change, the major challenges we face and how we can prioritize our climate change agenda for our supply chains.

Program Duration

CSCSP will be delivered as a series of six sessions of 120 minutes each over six days.


To obtain the CSCSP certification you should attend all classroom sessions, submit all assignments on time, and pass an examination at the end of the program.


The course will follow active learning concept – illustrating the theoretical frameworks using case studies and thought provoking discussions. The pedagogy includes Interactive sessions, case study, and group discussion, Scenario Building, and peer to peer discussions.

Fees & Registration

Indian participants

INR 59,000 Inclusive of GST, for Indian participants. Scan QR code for payment

International Participants


USD 1600/- for International Participants 

Lead Faculty

Dr. Rakesh Singh

Chairman ISCM

Girish V S

Director ISCM

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The Certified Supply Chain Sustainability Professional (CSCSP) is a designed in India certification program from the Institute of Supply Chain Management that provides a holistic approach to Sustainability in supply chain.  

The CSCSP certification will help you:

  • Gain an industry recognized professional certification
  • Showcase your knowledge, experience, and skillsets in Sustainability
  • Gain recognition as a true professional 

The program was developed in consultation with Sustainability leaders in from the industry and ISCM faculty. It covers the demands from the industry. The program will be constantly updated to reflect the changing requirements from the industry.

Yes, you can. It will give you a good grounding in the foundations of sustainability and start you on your career.

It is preferable for the candidates who wish to take up the certification should have 2 to five years’ experience. The experience helps them leverage the classes in their daily work.

CSCSP is the only program the focuses on:

  • Sustainability practices that can drive change in supply change
  • Equip the skills and knowledge to design sustainability practices within your organization
  • Understand the Sustainable Development Goals and the three scopes
  • Practice oriented program that helps you use the frameworks in daily work.
  • Taught by academicians and industry professionals

The exam covers the entire modules covered in the sessions. To excel in the exams, you have to attend all classes, participate in the case discussions, complete your assignments and keep up to date with your readings we send you. You need not invest in any other material. We would say an hours study per day for the duration of the course should help you.

The exam will be conducted on-line

The exam consists of three sections:

  • Section 1: MCQ for 20 marks
  • Section 2: Descriptive questions for 30 marks
  • Section 3: Interpretative questions for 30 marks
  • 20 marks will be for class participation.

No. There are participants who have not taken the exams. But we would urge you to take the exam as it provides a proof of your success.

Under exceptional circumstances, we will re-schedule exams for those who are unable to give the exams on the date announced. This will be at the discretion of ISCM.

Once you qualify, you can add the credential of CSCSP as your qualification.

No. This is a capability building program. We do not provide placements.  

As an employer, the certification will help you:

  • Identify the best talent for logistics and supply chain functions
  • Improved capability in the team
  • Create a team of trained professionals 

If you are a corporate, and you have a team of professionals, you can opt for an in company training. This will enable you to modify the curriculum to suit your industry. You can opt for an in class or virtual program.

Registration, Payment and Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received up to 7 business days prior to date of training will not be charged the course fee. ISCM will process the refunds within 7 to 10 Working days from receipt of the cancellation notice.
  • Cancellations within 7 business days prior to training date, and in no-show up case, registrants liable to pay full amount.
  • Substitutions within a company are permitted, requests must be submitted through email.
  • ISCM reserves the right to amend content, faculty, venue and date of the training program.
  • In case ISCM cancels the training, participants will be refunded the course fee in full within 7 to 10 working days from announcement of cancellation.
  • ISCM shall not be liable for any direct or indirect damages that may be incurred due to such cancellation.
  • ISCM will deduct the charges levied by the payment gateway when processing the refund.

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