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Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council UPDATE


Rating System v1.0 Kickoff is HERE! 
New SPLC Members
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Info Session: Upcoming TAG Expression of Interest Period
Join SPLC at CleanMed 2015
Upcoming & Recent Presentations

2015 Summit:

Photo: Jason Pearson, Executive DirectorMessage from the
Executive Director

The Council's annual Summit is fast approaching. Join sustainable purchasing pioneers, supply chain innovators, sustainability advocates and many more on May 27-28 in Seattle, WA for jam-packed two days of workshops tackling today's most pressing topics, problem-solving sessions, and networking opportunities with 75+ speakers.

SPLC's Rating System v1.0 development will kick off at the Summit, and I am pleased to announce that Chris Pyke, PhD, Vice President of Research at the U.S. Green Building Council will headline this event. Reserve your spot today.

And don't forget to invite your professional contacts. Non-members can receive a 10% membership discount if they register for the Summit and become a member at the same time. 

Finally, there is less than one week left to submit a Leadership Award application. Tell us the story of your organization's contribution to the sustainable purchasing movement deserves recognition before SPLC's Summit audience for your work in sustainable purchasing, Apply by May 12th.

We look forward to seeing you at the Summit!

Jason Pearson

Jason Pearson, Executive Director

Rating System v1.0 Kick Off

Rating System v1.0 development kicks off at SPLC’s 2015 Summit. The Rating System for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0, a program for measuring and rewarding leadership in sustainable purchasing will, at minimum:

  • identify baseline criteria that purchasing organizations must accomplish to be rated and awarded a leadership designation;

  • assign points to specific strategies that best address the impacts associated with product and service categories (weight credits by their relative level of impact); and

  • differentiate organizations from one another among various levels of leadership.

Summit attendees have the first opportunity to provide answers to foundational questions that will shape Rating System v1.0.

We will also announce the rating system development timeline and process, including member participation opportunities, such as joining our Technical Advisory Groups (TAG), the primary contributors of rating system content. A new application window for TAG seats will open in June following the Summit. Register for the Summit

Leadership Awards Applications DUE MAY 12!

The Council is seeking examples of leadership from purchasers, as well was case studies from suppliers and public interest advocates that show how they can support purchasers in better understanding and addressing supply chain impacts. Leadership Award submissions are due May 12th. Awards will be presented at a ceremony on the first evening of SPLC's 2015 Summit, May 27th.

Submit a Leadership Award case study today

Summit Keynote Speaker

Photo of Chris Pyke, Vice President of Research, US Green Building CouncilChris Pyke, Vice President of Research for the U.S. Green Building Council will discuss how the LEED rating system built and continues to strengthen a marketplace of innovation and how institutional purchasing can further shape the market. He'll share valuable lessons for SPLC members and Summit participants to take into the Rating System v1.0 Kick Off conversations. He’ll also connect SPLC’s work with, an exciting new platform for benchmarking the sustainability of real estate portfolios.

Summit Keynote Conversation

NEW Summit Presenters Added:

Book One-on-one Meetings at the Summit! 

The evening before the SPLC Summit is a buyer-supplier speed-dating event, called SPLC Connect. 50+ one-on-one meetings have been booked in the last 24 hours! 

Scheduling is first come-first served at this unique "speed-dating" event. Join to meet suppliers who have earned the esteem of sustainability-savvy purchasers involved in SPLC.

Buyers register for FREE.

Register for SPLC Connect and schedule your meetings now

Welcoming New Members

Spend Analysis ChartWe'd like to welcome several new members to the Council:

Info Session: Rating System Technical Advisory Group Expression of Interest Period

The next TAG Expression of Interest (EOI) Period opens on June 8th, 2015. This EOI Period provides the opportunity for those interested to apply for appointment to one of SPLC’s eight Technical Advisory Groups, the primary committees charged with contributing their expertise, through proposals and recommendations, to the Council’s programmatic work products, including the Rating System v1.0 throughout 2015 and into 2016.

Join us on Wednesday, June 17th 1:00-2:30pm ET for a webinar that will provide an overview of the Rating System v1.0 development process, including the scope, operation, and how to apply to the Council’s Technical Advisory Groups.
Register Now

Join SPLC at CleanMed 2015

SPLC's Director of Outreach and Operations, Sam Hummel, will be attending CleanMed 2015 this year in Portland Oregon on May 12-14. Join him there for the nation's premier environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability. 

Upcoming & Recent Presentations

Council staff and members are actively promoting the Council and its work to a variety of stakeholders. More information about each of these presentations is available on the Council's website.

4/30 GoGreen Seattle Conference KC, UL
5/12 Webinar: Reducing GHG Emissions in the Construction Sector WCCF
5/12-14 CleanMed 2015 SPLC
5/20-22 A Roadmap to Change: 2015 ISEAL Conference ISEAL
5/26 SPLC Connect SPLC
5/26-28 SPLC 2015 Summit SPLC
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