Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Leadership Awards! Winners were announced at a special ceremony on May 27th, 2015, the first day of the 2015 Summit held in Seattle, Washington.
The Leadership Awards recognize organizations that have demonstrated or actively supported the kind of leadership envisioned in the SPLC’s Principles for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing. Collectively, they focus the powerful market influence of institutional purchasers–in public and private sectors alike—to advance a socially just, ecologically robust, economically prosperous future. The winners of SPLC’s Leadership Awards exemplify, encourage, and support a constructive cycle of innovation that will define the global marketplace of tomorrow.
SPLC’s Leadership and Outstanding Case Study Awards are based on detailed case studies submitted by the candidate organizations:
Purchaser Leadership Award for Overall Program
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.
Purchaser Leadership Award for Special Initiative
County of Alameda received the Purchaser Leadership Award for a Special Initiative — which recognizes a purchasing organization whose work with a specific purchasing category, issue, or supplier demonstrates exceptional leadership in improving the environmental, social, and economic performance of its supply chain — for implementing a strategic plan for copy paper.
Supplier Leadership Award
Two organizations received the Supplier Leadership Award, which recognizes a supplier organization whose actions have enabled institutional purchasers to better understand and take responsibility for the consequences of their spending. Office Depot received the Award for advancing sustainability by engaging its customers. Vital Metrics received the Supplier Award for providing sustainability impact spend analysis services.
Outstanding Case Study Awards
In addition to the four Leadership Awards, twenty-two organizations received Outstanding Case Study Awards for a total of thirty-three high quality case studies that document these organizations’ diverse efforts to exercise and support leadership in sustainable purchasing.
|Aflac||Advancing Sustainable Procurement and Improving Supplier Diversity|
|Asia Pulp and Paper||A Journey Towards a More Sustainable & Transparent Paper Production Model|
|Citi||Citi’s Supply Chain Sustainability Program|
|City of Portland (5)||On-Site Renewable Energy: Biogas Cargo Trike Delivery of Office Supplies Standardizing Around ENERGY STAR and EPEAT Office Electronics Greening CityFleet: Taking on Emission and Toxics Reduction Strategies LED Residential Street Lighting|
|County of Alameda||Trends in Climate Impacts of Public Agency Procurement: A Meta-Analysis|
|Dell||Closed Loop Recycled Plastics Initiative|
|Domtar||The Paper Trail: Digitizing Transparency|
|Ecolab||Innovating Toward Sustainability One Custodial Shift at a Time|
|Emory University||Emory University's Sustainable Food Initiative|
|FedEx||Sustainable Packaging Reporting|
|Government of DC||DC Efforts to Institutionalize Sustainable Purchasing|
|GreenCircle Certified, LLC||Benefits of Multi-Attribute Sustainable Product Certification|
|HDR||Kicking Flame Retardant Chemicals Out of Office Furniture|
|KEITI||Green Public Procurement of South Korea|
|King County (3)||King County Metro Transit Fleet Purchases West Point Treatment Plant Renewable Energy – Purchasing Partnerships King County’s Environmental Purchasing Program|
|Lockheed Martin (5)||Lockheed Martin Supplier Ethics Mentoring Program Returnable, Reusable Containers & Fixtures Lockheed Martin Spend Analysis E-waste Stewardship Towards the Shared Value Vector: Lockheed Martin Sustainable Purchasing Program|
|Microsoft||Microsoft Contact Center Strategic Suppliers|
|Province of Nova Scotia||Sustainable Procurement in Nova Scotia – Furniture Case Study|
|Sphere E||Measuring What Matters: Providing Product Evaluation Software|
|State of California DGS (2)||Open Office Panels System State of California's Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing|
|U.S. Dept. of Agriculture||The USDA Voluntary Biobased Labeling Program|
|UC San Diego||A Collaborative Approach to Supplier Sustainability Assessments|