Copper, a metal essential for diverse industries, has long been integral to human progress due to its versatility and durability. However, its extraction and production present considerable environmental and social challenges. Sustainable procurement, aimed at addressing these issues while securing copper for the future, has emerged as a crucial approach.Historically, copper mining and processing have caused environmental harm, including habitat destruction and water pollution. Sustainable procurement principles advocate for transparency, requiring suppliers to disclose information about the origin and production methods of copper. Environmental impact assessments help identify risks and drive improvements in industry practices, while prioritizing energy-efficient processes and emissions reduction further mitigates environmental impact. Circular economy approaches, emphasizing product longevity and recyclability, reduce the demand for new copper and minimize waste. Moreover, community engagement ensures the rights and interests of affected populations are respected. Encouraging innovation in production techniques fosters more environmentally friendly methods.