Member Benefits

 

SPLC Memberships are universal, meaning that an organization’s purchase of a Membership Role entitles all regular employees eligible for that Role to member benefits.

In accordance with the Council’s published BylawsMembership Policies & Procedures and Operating Policies, members participating within each Membership Role have the below member benefits and governing rights.

Purchaser Role

Member Benefits

Member employees participating in the Purchaser Role may…

  • Network with forward-thinking purchasing professionals and other market stakeholders
  • Get Answers to your questions via SPLC’s online member community
  • Access member-only tools and resources, such as SPLC’s Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing, Case Study Library, and webinar recordings
  • Participate in the development of the Council’s guidance, measurement, and leadership recognition programs
  • Join peer-to-peer dialogues
  • Access purchaser-focused programming and forums
  • Receive discounts on registration for events and trainings
  • Publicize your engagement in sustainable purchasing (member listing, member logo, press kit, etc)
  • Tell your story (Summit presentations, blog articles, case studies, etc)
  • Earn leadership recognition via SPLC’s Leadership Awards
  • Access product & service discounts offered by Supplier members
  • Stay up to date on the Council’s activities via Monthly Member Update calls. These calls include opportunities for members to ask questions, get answers and give feedback.

Governing Rights

Member employees participating in the Purchaser Role are eligible to…

  • Serve in Purchaser Representative Seats on the Board, the Technical Advisory Committee, Technical Advisory Groups and other committees (subject to qualification criteria);
  • Vote in elections of candidates to the Board’s three Purchaser Representative Seats;*
  • Nominate candidates for any seat on the Board, the Technical Advisory Committee, Technical Advisory Groups or committees;
  • Vote in ballot measures put to a vote of the membership, such as ratification of the proposed rating system;*
  • Participate in Annual Member Meeting proceedings, including asking questions, making comments and voting on matters put to the members present (pending quorum);
  • Appeal guidance decisions, including expressing positions about guidance development work undertaken by the Council and having those positions duly considered by appropriate decision-making bodies.

Supplier Role

Member Benefits

Member employees participating in the Supplier Role may…

  • Network with forward-thinking purchasing  and sustainability professionals, and other market stakeholders
  • Serve as an Expert Resource within SPLC’s online member community
  • Participate in the development of the Council’s guidance, benchmarking, and leadership recognition programs by sitting in Supplier seats on Technical Advisory Groups developing guidance related to your products and services
  • Access member-only resources, such as webinars and case studies
  • Join expert communities of practice
  • Receive discounts on registration for events and trainings
  • Deploy publicity tools (member listing, member logo, press kit, etc)
  • Leverage SPLC communication platforms (Summit presentations, blog articles, etc)
  • Submit for Leadership Awards consideration
  • Offer product & service discounts to SPLC members
  • Sponsor meetings, events and publications
  • Exhibit at meetings and events
  • Stay up to date on the Council’s activities via Monthly Member Update calls. These calls include opportunities for members to ask questions, get answers, and give feedback.

Governing Rights

Members employees participating in the Supplier Role are eligible to…

  • Serve in Supplier Representative Seats on the Board, the Technical Advisory Committee, Technical Advisory Groups and other committees (subject to qualification criteria);
  • Vote in elections of candidates to the Board’s three Supplier Representative Seats;*
  • Nominate candidates for any seat on the Board, the Technical Advisory Committee, Technical Advisory Groups or committees;
  • Vote in ballot measures put to a vote of the membership, such as ratification of the proposed rating system;*
  • Participate in Annual Member Meeting proceedings, including asking questions, making comments and voting on matters put to the members present (pending quorum);
  • Appeal guidance decisions, including expressing positions about guidance development work undertaken by the Council and having those positions duly considered by appropriate decision-making bodies.

Public Interest Advocate Role

Member Benefits

Member employees participating in the Public Interest Advocate Role may…

  • Network with forward-thinking purchasing professionals and other market stakeholders
  • Raise Questions and offer insights to purchasers and suppliers via SPLC’s online member community
  • Participate in the development of the Council’s guidance, measurement and leadership recognition programs, including the Rating System
  • Access member-only resources, such as webinars, research reports and the new SPLC Case Study Database
  • Join expert communities of practice
  • Receive discounts on registration for events and trainings
  • Deploy publicity tools (member listing, member logo, press kit, etc)
  • Leverage SPLC communication platforms (Summit presentations, blog articles, etc)
  • Register for annual awards consideration
  • Stay up to date on the Council’s activities via Monthly Member Update calls. These calls include opportunities for members to ask questions, get answers and give feedback.

Governing Rights

Member employees participating in the Public Interest Advocate Role are eligible to…

  • Serve in Public Interest Representative Seats on the Board, the Technical Advisory Committee, Technical Advisory Groups and other committees (subject to qualification criteria);
  • Vote in elections of candidates to the Board’s three Public Interest Representative Seats;*
  • Nominate candidates for any seat on the Board, the Technical Advisory Committee, Technical Advisory Groups or committees;
  • Vote in ballot measures put to a vote of the membership, such as ratification of the proposed rating system;*
  • Participate in Annual Member Meeting proceedings, including asking questions, making comments and voting on matters put to the members present (pending quorum);
  • Appeal guidance decisions, including expressing positions about guidance development work undertaken by the Council and having those positions duly considered by appropriate decision-making bodies.

* As described in the Council’s published Bylaws and Membership Policies & Procedures, the Council uses proportional voting.  Every member organization (no matter how many Roles they participate in), has one vote.  If multiple employees cast a vote, each employee will be assigned a proportional share of that member’s one vote.  If a member organization has employees voting in one Role and other employees voting in another Role, the vote tally in each Role will be assigned a proportional share of that member’s vote.