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On behalf of the 2017 Planning Committee, I'm pleased to announce the program for the 2017 SPLC Summit. Registration is open to Council members and non-members.
Register by April 1st to Save $100 with the Early Bird price. Register today!
SPLC’s annual Summit brings together 400 visionary 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.
Early Bird price ends April 1st!
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- Driving Convergence Between Supplier Assessments Conducted by Purchasers and Investors
- Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking, and Forced Labor: Risks & Solutions
- New Frontiers in Paper Purchasing: Alt Fibers, Wider Concerns, LCAs, Purchasing Policy
- Open Contracting & Transparency in Public Procurement - What's In It For Business?
- SPLC Benchmarking Workshop
- Sustainable Procurement Rising: Analysis of Global & Local Trends
- Increasing Sustainability Through Procurement of Cloud Computing Services
- CPO-to-CPO Roundtable
- The Business Case for Sustainable Purchasing
- Creating a Sustainable Purchasing Culture: Leveraging a Better Toolkit to Motivate Behavior Change
- Developing an Integrated Sustainable Procurement Program: Formalizing Efforts, Balancing Priorities, and Measuring for Success
- Developing Suppliers' Sustainability Capabilities: 3 Approaches
- Differentiating the Best Sustainability Standards, Certifications, and Labels: Planning the Follow-up to the EPA Pilot Project
- Embedding Sustainable Purchasing Across a Global Enterprise: 2 Case Studies
- How to Purchase in the Circular Economy
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY MARCH 17TH
Leadership Awards for Organizations
SPLC's Leadership Awards recognize organizations that have demonstrated or actively supported the kind of leadership envisioned in SPLC’s Principles for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing. The Awards are based on case studies submitted by candidate organizations. Learn about the award categories and submission instructions. See the 2016 Winners.
Leadership Awards for Individuals
New this year, we are soliciting nominations for SPLC's Individual Leadership Award(s). This Award will recognize one or more individuals whose vision, leadership, and dedicated effort have significantly advanced the sustainable purchasing movement.
These tours will take place on Wednesday, May 10th immediately following the Summit:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) VIP Tour
SPLC has organized a special tour of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO, but space is quite limited (20 people). The tour will take place the afternoon of Wednesday May 10th after the Summit has officially ended. This tour will go into areas not normally open to the public, including the Research Support Building that is the world's largest net zero energy building.
NREL is the United States' primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. Due to NREL's limited tour capacity, buyers who are currently working on or considering a renewable energy or energy efficiency purchase will be prioritized for seats on the tour bus.
Image Projections West (IPW) Factory Tour
A certified diverse-owned business located in a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) zone, IPW is one of the largest remanufacturers of toner cartridges in the U.S.A., supplying to many Fortune 500 companies. IPW products, on average, contain over 75% post-consumer recovered materials, preventing about 4 lbs. of solid waste from going to the landfill and saving 3 quarts of crude oil. Come see for yourself how IPW workers disassemble, clean, re-assemble, and rigorously test the toner cartridges to ensure they perform equal to new products, while costing nearly 40% less.
The Summit draws professionals in the private, public and nonprofit sectors who are working to advance sustainability in the B2B and B2G marketplace. Here's a sample of 2016 attendee titles:
- National Senior Manager, Sustainability
- Senior CSR Analyst
- President & CEO
- Certification Officer
- Sustainability Communications Manager
- Standards & Quality Control Manager
- Senior Regulatory Counsel
- VP Value Chain Outreach
- Program Manager
- Chief Procurement Officer
- VP Strategic Sourcing
- VP Supply Chain
- Senior Director of Finance
- AVP, University Business Services
- Director, Contract Administration
- Director, Strategic Sourcing
- Associate Director, Purchasing
- Sustainability Leader, Supply Chain
- Sustainable Procurement Coordinator
Organizations Represented at the 2016 SPLC Summit:
Agile Sourcing Partners
American Express Company
American Meetings, Inc.
American Sustainable Business Council
Apex Clean Energy, Inc.
Arizona State University
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Booz Allen Hamilton
California Dept. of General Services
California Dept. of Transportation
Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council
Center for Environmental Health
Center for Resource Solutions
City of Austin, TX
City of Cambridge
City of Portland, Oregon
City of San Francisco, CA
City of Santa Monica, CA
City of Washington, DC
Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Consolidated Edison Company of New York
County of Alameda
Cube Hydro Partners, LLC
Enel Green Power of NA
Environmental Ppaer Network
Fair Trade USA
Fairfax County Government
Ford Motor Company
Forest Stewardship Council US
Friends of the Earth
Georgetown University Law Center
Global Asset Recovery Programs LLC
Global Living Wage Coalition
Good Environmental Choice Australia
|Government of Nova Scotia
Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
GreenCircle Certified, LLC
Green Electronics Council (EPEAT)
Hamad Medical Corporation
Humane Society of the US
Independent Purchasing Cooperative
Industrial Economics Inc.
Initiat. for Responsible Mining Assurance
Institute for Supply Management
Interface Americas, Inc.
International Boreal Conservation Campaign
International Campaign for Responsible Technology
International Corporate Accountability Roundtable
International Justice Mission
International Living Future Institure
International Sanitary Supply Association
Johns Hopkins Center of a Livable Future
Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
MGM Resorts International
Michigan State University
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement (MCSP)
National Association of State Procurement Officers (NASPO)
National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
National Recycling Coalition
New England Aquarium
New Leaf Paper
NY & NJ Minority Supplier Development Council
Office of Federal High-Perofrmance Green Buildings
Pacific Northwest Laboratories
PATH Professional Alliance for Technology & Habitat
Pennsylvania State University
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Renewable Choice Energy
Renewable Power Direct
Responsbile Purchasing Network (RPN)
Responsible Sourcing Solutions
Rivanna Natural Designs, Inc.
Rocky Mountain Institute
Roppe Holding Company
Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials
SCS Global Services
State of California
State of Connecticut
Stillware Mining Company
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
Sustainable Green Printing Partnership
Sutherland Global Services
TCB Industrial, Inc.
The Sustainability Consortium
The Vinyl Institute
Tiffany & Co.
Time Equities, Inc.
TreeZero Paper, LLC
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Soybean Board
University of Arkansas
University of Illinois
University of Iowa
University of Michigan
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of Pennsylvania
University of Vermont
US Department of Agriculture
US Department of Defense
US Department of Energy
US Environmental Protection Agency
US General Services Administration
US Green Building Council
Wake Forest University
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
White House Office of Management and Budget
WMATA - Washington Metroplotian Area Transit Authority
Women Presidents' Educational Organization
Workers Rights Consortium
World Resources Institute (WRI)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)