Action Teams

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) offers a variety of ways to collaborate throughout the year. Together, our members move markets with consistent, aligned, and aggregate demand.

Action teams are sprint-team style groups that convene for a limited time to develop interim guidance and solicit expert review on an emerging topic of concern. SPLC provides action teams with recruitment and convening support, a template for their final output and shares the final guidance to our member community as a starting point for addressing a critical area of work.

Action teams are a great way to deepen your knowledge and provide leadership on procurement’s role in addressing the impacts associated with a particular category or issue. Action teams meet every few weeks for 6-12 months and are open to all SPLC members. Non-members are welcome to join for a nominal fee.

Previous action team topics include:

  • sustainable foodware
  • climate-friendly refrigerants
  • lab supplies
  • office supplies
  • online purchasing
  • product packaging

Action Teams are convened based on staff capacity, funding, and member interest. Interested in joining an action team or proposing a future topic? Email