How mature is your sustainable purchasing program?

Congratulations to the City of Portland, Oregon (USA)  for recently completing their Benchmark Guided Individual Assessment!    See below for a full list of our Benchmark Alumni.

Organizations around the world have recognized the need for supply chain sustainability in order to reduce the environmental, social and economic impacts of their purchasing, while protecting and delivering value to their operations, products and services.  Whether your organization is just beginning this journey or has been leading the way, a common set of questions exist:

  • What does a leading sustainable purchasing program look like?
  • How does my organization measure up to this?
  • How am I doing compared to my peers?
  • What can I learn from this information? How do I most efficiently and effectively plan our organization’s next steps to become a global leader in sustainable purchasing?

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, under the advisement of the Benchmark Working Group, has developed a measurement and benchmarking methodology and approach to answer these questions for your organization and others. 

The SPLC BENCHMARK Platform offers an approach to:

Why use Benchmark?

Ways to Use Benchmark

SPLC is now offering multiple ways to engage with the SPLC BENCHMARK approach, depending on your organization’s desired outcomes.

How do I get started?

To obtain a free copy of the Quick Assessment Worksheet and/or learn more about the above ways to engage in Benchmark, click here:  

Request a BENCHMARK Info Kit


“BENCHMARK is helping us think about where we are really at, how well we are doing, and what connections we don’t have right now in relation to some of our other peer groups throughout government.”  – Gary Lambert, CPO for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

“It has helped to broaden my scope and recognize an opportunity to align my department’s strategic goals with our other departments…in order to streamline efforts towards achieving common goals.“   
– Devika Singh, State Research Specialist for the State of California

“[The workshop] helped us all learn about so many current activities underway and identify areas of further learning.  And, the workshop identified those activities that can contribute towards a more robust sustainable procurement program.  I’m optimistic that it’s also inspired folks to see what’s possible!”  – Brian Goldberg, Office of Sustainability, MIT


Benchmark Working Group:

  • Charleen Fain-Keslar, California DGS
  • Christopher Davis, CodeGreen Solutions
  • Jenna Larkin, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Johanna Kertesz,Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Karl Bruskotter, City of Santa Monica
  • Lynda Rankin, Province of Nova Scotia
  • Shirley-Ann Augustin-Behravesh, Arizona State University
  • Tiffany Rodriguez, PG&E
  • Yalmaz Siddiqui,MGM Resorts

Interested in joining the Benchmark Working Group?

Contact Kris Spriano, Benchmark Program Manager at  


Contact Kris Spriano, SPLC BENCHMARK Program Manager, at