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NEW! Lab Supplies Guidance

Laboratories often represent a "hot spot" within organizations for environmental waste, hazardous chemicals, and even supply chain labor issues. Until now, comprehensive guidance wasn’t available for procurement professionals seeking to address these issues. Now, an SPLC Action Team has developed a comprehensive guide to prioritized strategies and supporting tools and resources for those seeking to take action in this critically important area. Download the Procurement Guidance for Lab Supplies! .

2022 SPLC Deep Dive Event Series
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Sustainability is no longer on the margins. Put simply, it is core business, for every organization. And transformational change requires that all organizations, regardless of size or sector, harness the power of procurement to reduce their impact. SPLC has designed three one-day Deep Dive virtual events for 2022 to prepare the sustainable procurement community to meet the challenges of this moment. Join us for inspiration and information, and connect with your sustainable procurement colleagues to learn and prepare for impact!
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NEW: Office Supplies Collective Action!

Sustainable office supply procurement needs a standardized approach. Every organization purchases paper products, writing utensils, electronics, but even after decades of work, there is no agreed-upon standard ask for sustainable office supplies! The SPLC has always been committed to bringing purchasers together to send a clear market signal to suppliers. We are excited to launch this first office collective action campaign with the release of the Office Supply Green Specs. Learn more and commit to take action today!

Why our members join

  • “The first thing to ask for is a membership in the SPLC. For me, it’s been so important because as a responsible purchasing subject matter expert, many times you are alone and that is typical. Having an organization that helps you learn and share best practices, an organization where you bring all that knowledge together and are able to share it, is huge.”

    JUDY PANAYOS

    Sr. Director, Sustainability in Supply Management | Sodexo

  • “The SPLC is always my first source for information when researching sustainability impacts for a new bid I’m working on, looking for best practice examples for a new program, or wondering what innovative companies/organizations are doing in the field.”

    HEATHER PERRY

    Sustainable Procurement Analyst | University of California, Santa Barbara

  • “SPLC keeps us up to date on the latest thinking in supply chain sustainability. We benefit from being part of a community where next practices are shared and challenging issues are discussed in a collaborative forum.”

    JOAN KERR

    Former Director, Supplier Sustainability and Diversity | PG&E

  • “Make sure you’re involved in forums like SPLC or others. Get involved in the different networks that advance supplier sustainability because then you meet like-minded, professional, exciting people who will help you move your program forward.”

    BEN NGOBI

    Global Procurement Sustainability Lead | Accenture

  • “SPLC’s Guidance has allowed us to apply an unprecedented strategic approach to our sustainable procurement efforts, and brought more attention and excitement to our program than I have seen in years.”

    KARL BRUSKOTTER

    Sustainability Analyst | City of Santa Monica

  • “We prefer to embrace best practices in the marketplace rather than proprietary expressions of those best practices. The SPLC has helped to direct our resources towards those practices that can efficiently scale to maximize our return on investment.”

    TIM HOPPER

    Manager of Responsible Sourcing Initiatives | Microsoft

  • “SPLC is invaluable to me and the City’s sustainable procurement program for its technical resources and the incredible networking and collective problem solving that occurs within the SPLC community.” 

    STACEY FOREMAN

    Sustainable Procurement Program Coordinator | City of Portland

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