The Cosentino Group has become the first company, both in its sector and worldwide, to obtain ISO 20400:2017 certification in accordance with the guidelines of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM), a grouping of 48 Purchasing and Supply Management Associations from all over the world. This achievement recognizes the responsible management and strict principles of sustainability of the Purchasing Department of this Spanish company, both at home and abroad.

ISO 20400:2017 is the most recent development of UNE 15896:2015, also known as the ‘European Purchasing Standard’, which was established in 2007 with the aim of bringing together the best business practices and providing a guide to help all Purchasing departments lead their companies to excellence. ISO20400:2017 on Sustainable Purchasing was issued in 2017 and aims to highlight and establish the contribution of Purchasing to sustainability and corporate social responsibility policies, by requiring such policies to be applied both internally within the company and by its suppliers and clients.