Climate Foundations

SPLC's Climate Foundations coaching course equips procurement, supply chain, and sustainability professionals with the knowledge, tools, and strategic approach they need to develop and reach meaningful greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Every procurement team needs to grasp the basics of greenhouse gas accounting and reduction strategy, and build effective programs to drive and support meaningful supply chain emissions reductions. That’s where Climate Foundations comes in. Climate Foundations is a comprehensive virtual training and coaching program specifically designed for professionals focused on addressing the climate impact of their organization's spend  — providing basic climate knowledge, tools, and strategic insights to move organizations forward.

The Climate Foundations program is led by a team of experienced sustainable procurement practitioners and invited climate experts. SPLC brings our own long experience with strategic sustainable procurement to support participants in prioritizing and strategizing action on highly relevant categories and suppliers.  And for orientation to critical climate topics - greenhouse gas accounting methodology, supplier reporting and engagement, and evaluation of carbon offsets -  we partner with leaders in climate strategy, including the World Resources Institute, CDP, and the Yale University-born Carbon Containment Lab.

2024 Climate Foundations (Compact Edition)

SPLC is excited to offer an eight-week "light" version of Climate Foundations kicking off in October and offered to those in the CET, GMT, EDT/BRT, CST and MDT time zones.  Click below for more information or to register.

Climate Foundations (Compact Edition)

What You Will Learn
  • Methods for prioritizing, engaging, supporting, and incentivizing supplier participation in meaningful greenhouse gas reporting and reductions.
  • To recognize and address the challenges that all organizations face in reporting on and managing Scope 3 GHG emissions.
  • How to ensure your climate plan is aligned to the most critical opportunities.
  • How to use a "program approach" to prioritize and strategically focus on critical areas of supply chain greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Basic terminology and approaches for supply chain greenhouse gas emissions baselining, strategic prioritization, goal-setting, and performance monitoring on any budget.

Key Takeaways
  • Familiarity with climate-related terminologies, frameworks, and concepts and their application to procurement and supply chain
  • A strategic climate plan for greenhouse gas reduction focused on what you buy — including key stakeholders, vision, focus areas, and next steps
  • A supplier engagement plan designed to lay the groundwork for delivering key supplier greenhouse gas data, reduction commitments, and continued progress
  • A climate network of multistakeholder experts and peers.
  • A certificate of completion for completing the program (CEU credits available via ISM)

"Net-Zero GHG emissions in procurement is a major issue for large European companies, and experts here positively recognize SPLC's approach. Thank you very much for all the targets you helped me to reach."  
- Eric Chapelle, Senior Global Procurement Project Manager at Groupe ADP  

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