Best Practices for Sustainable Procurement through Amazon Business
Learn about Amazon Business best practices.
Every year, 5 million organizations spend $25 billion through Amazon Business. Over the last several years, Amazon has invested in changes to its offerings for institutional purchasers prioritizing sustainability. SPLC partnered with Amazon Business to convene an Online Purchasing Action Team charged with developing guidance to enable sustainable procurement with currently available tools and to provide recommendations for future improvements.
Join us on April 25, 2023, to learn more about these best practices and hear directly from members of the Online Purchasing Action Team as they cover how implementing the best practices helps them achieve sustainability goals, how they are addressing barriers to implementation, and why it’s important for purchasers to send a clear market signal to suppliers. We will also be joined by a member of the Amazon Business team who will demo how to enable these best practices.
Meet Our Panelists
Danielle Van Vleet is the Assistant Director of Sustainability and Diversity Procurement at Arizona State University, where she is a member of the Supply Chain team. She is dedicated to promoting sustainable practices within the university's procurement processes and increasing engagement with small and diverse businesses. Danielle is a passionate advocate for sustainability and has years of experience in the field. She is responsible for driving the continued expansion of sustainable purchasing efforts across the organization and ensuring sustainability is a core consideration in all procurement decisions. Through her work, Danielle is helping to make Arizona State University a leader in sustainable procurement and a champion for small and diverse businesses.
David Featherman is currently the Purchasing Manager within central procurement at Stanford University. He has been with Stanford for the past 11 years, working within procurement. He helped support the launch of Amazon Business at Stanford just over six years ago. He can be reached at
Moira Zbella serves as the Scope 3 Emissions Program Manager in the Office of the Vice President of Business Affairs at Stanford University. Her work includes evaluation and mitigation of the university’s scope 3 (indirect) emissions from all sources, including purchased goods & services. Moira previously managed sustainability assessment and conservation programs in the Office of Sustainability at Stanford for eight years and served as the Program Manager for a residential energy efficiency program at an environmental non-profit organization for two years.
Anthony Jenkins is the Sr. Product Manager for Sustainability at Amazon Business. He started at Amazon in 2017 and supports commercial and public sector customers. Prior to joining Amazon, Anthony was a federal contractor for the Department of Energy, working in procurement and supply chain working for Lockheed Martin and Honeywell.