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Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Summit (SPLC)
May 20, 2019 - May 22, 2019
The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future.
Founded in 2013, SPLC convenes buyers, suppliers, and public interest advocates to develop programs that simplify and standardize sustainable purchasing efforts by large organizations. For SPLC, sustainability includes social, economic, and environmental stewardship. Sustainable purchasing is purchasing that builds healthy communities, economies, and environments all along local and global supply chains.
The Council has attracted, from a wide variety of sectors and regions, more than 180 members with over $300 billion in collective purchasing power. In 2016, SPLC released Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v2.0, which has been called the “most comprehensive literature to date” on sustainable purchasing. SPLC BENCHMARK℠ is a program released in 2017 that enables diverse organizations to assess their own sustainable purchasing activities against the recommendations in SPLC’s Guidance and to benchmark the maturity of their sustainable purchasing activities against those of other organizations. More than one hundred organizations are now using SPLC’s Guidance, trainings, tools, and online community of practice to implement strategic sustainable purchasing programs.
The 2019 SPLC Summit will bring together over hundreds of purchasing and sustainability professionals, suppliers, and NGO experts from diverse sectors and regions in order to share, simplify, and spread the best sustainable purchasing practices across the whole economy.