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Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council UPDATE


2015 SPLC Leadership Awards Winners Announced
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Sustainable Procurement Jobs
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Photo: Jason Pearson, Executive DirectorMessage from the
Executive Director

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2015 Summit! I'm very glad to say that it was a resounding success, with 225 attendees from over 140 organizations (a 30% increase from last year's numbers!). Keep your eyes out in the coming week for a special edition of SPLC UPDATE that will provide a full multi-media summary of the event.

Over the coming months, we will be processing the feedback we received at the Summit and incorporating it into the Rating System development process. To learn more about how that process will unfold, visit our Technical Advisory Group (TAG) page. Now is the time to Express Interest in Joining a TAG

The deadline for providing feedback on SPLC's Guidance v1.0 is July 31. We welcome comments from all stakeholders. Please submit comments here. 

We look forward to collaborating with many of you as the Rating System develops!

Jason Pearson

Jason Pearson, Executive Director

2015 SPLC Leadership Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural SPLC Leadership Awards!

US Department of Energy received the Purchaser Leadership Award for an Overall Program—which is SPLC’s highest honor and recognizes a purchasing organization whose overall sustainable purchasing program exemplifies leadership—for its GreenBuy Award Program. Read their blog post about the award

County of Alameda received the Purchaser Leadership Award for a Special Initiative for implementing a strategic plan for copy paper. Read about their award in the news.

Office Depot received the Supplier of Goods Leadership Award for advancing sustainability by engaging its customers.

VitalMetrics received the Supplier of Sustainability Services Leadership Award for providing sustainability impact spend analysis services. Read their blog post about the award.

Leadership Awards winners on the Summit mainstage

Outstanding Case Study Award Winners

Twenty-two additional organizations received Outstanding Case Study Awards for their efforts to exercise and support leadership in sustainable purchasing. See the case study descriptions. The full case studies will be available in the SPLC Online Community soon.

Aflac GreenCircle Certified, LLC
Asia Pulp and Paper HDR
City of Portland King County
County of Alameda Lockheed Martin
Dell Microsoft
Domtar Province of Nova Scotia
Ecolab Sphere E
Emory University State of California DGS
FedEx U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Government of DC UC San Diego

Rating System Technical Advisory Group application period is NOW OPEN

The application period for joining a Rating System Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is NOW OPEN. Be a part of developing the Rating System for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing - Express interest in joining a (TAG) today. Learn more about: 
  • What a TAG is 
  • How it contributes to the Rating System
  • What the Rating System v1.0 intends to do
  • Who is already on the TAGs

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Sustainable Procurement Jobs

We're starting a Sustainable Procurement Jobs section of our newsletter - if you have any openings you'd like to advertise, send them to See below for this week's opportunities:

Join us at the ACCO Climate Strategies Forum

SPLC is partnering with the Association of Climate Change Officers on its 2015 Climate Strategies Forum. This program is ACCO's flagship professional education and training conference focused on integrating climate change into decision making. Many SPLC members and leaders are among the 60+ speakers and instructors already announced for this event. SPLC's partnership entitles UPDATE readers to a 20% discount on registration rates! Simply enter SPLC-20% when prompted during registration.

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Upcoming and 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.

5/26 SPLC Connect
5/26-28 SPLC 2015 Summit
6/5 BSR Supply Chains Discussion
6/11 BNSF Sustainability Leadership Forum
6/24-26 ACCO Climate Strategies Forum
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American University
Apex Clean Energy
Arizona State University
Bloomberg LP
Caesars Entertainment
California State, Department of General Services
The CarbonNeutral Company
CIPS Sustainability Index
Emory University
FairTrade USA
GreenCircle Certified
GreenCircle Certified
Lockheed Martin
Michigan State University
State of Michigan
State of Minnesota, PCA & MMS
Government of Nova Scotia
Office Depot
City of Portland, OR
Portland Community College
City of San Francisco
SCS Global Services
Social Hotspots Database Project
UL Environment
US Department of Agriculture
US Department of Energy
US Environmental Protection Agency
City of Washington DC
Waste Management

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