To drive the green economy, government, business, labour and civil society need to create new ways of doing business. It is in this context that National Treasury’s commitment to use the annual R500 billion public sector expenditure on goods and services to support government’s strategic priorities could make a significant contribution to sustainable development.

In a proactive initiative aimed at identifying the relevant occupations and developing the requisite skills to support green Supply Chain Management (SCM) in the public sector, the Public Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA) commissioned Green Skills to explore three interrelated questions. These were:

  1. What skills are required to implement green supply chain management effectively in the public sector?
  2. Which occupations are involved and how should they be reflected in the Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO)?
  3. What attendant organisational development and policy guidelines may be necessary?

This report is now available here, and plans to further discuss its implementation with PSETA, DEA and Treasury, are underway.