This 90-minute webcast will mark the official launch of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council. This new group aims to solve the biggest obstacle to sustainable institutional purchasing: a lack of standardization in how sustainable purchasing is defined, guided, measured and rewarded.
The SPLC — formed by a coalition of large purchasers, suppliers, standards bodies, government agencies, and nonprofits — plans to supply purchasers with the best available purchasing guidance, prioritizing high-impact areas of spending in both the public and private sector. The group aims to do for purchasing what LEED did for buildings: create a rating system for recognizing leadership in sustainable procurement.
The webcast will feature a panel of leaders from a variety of sectors talking about the organization, its initial projects and how to get involved. Joel Makower will moderate and take questions from the audience.
Founding members of the Council include, among others, California and Minnesota’s procurement divisions, the cities of San Francisco and Portland, Arizona State and Michigan State universities, Office Depot, FedEx, Ecolab, Waste Management, Dell, UL Environment, and FairTradeUSA. Founding partners include, among others, American National Standards Institute, Institute for Supply Management, National Association of State Procurement Officers and the Product Stewardship Institute.
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