SPLC’s Maturity Model serves as a vision and roadmap for delivering on a truly, global sustainable economy through large, institutional purchasing. The maturity model outlines 38 prioritized best practices in sustainable purchasing each defined by four levels of leadership maturity:
- Initiating Some ad hoc activities.
- Developing Activities building toward an integrated program.
- Improving Integrated program improving performance over time.
- Leading Program achieving leadership performance.
The aspects of leadership are organized in the maturity model according to SPLC’s five principles for leadership:
- Understanding. The organization understands the environmental, social, and economic impacts of its purchasing.
- Commitment. The organization commits to implementing a sustainable purchasing program that takes responsibility for the environmental, social, and economic impacts of its purchasing.
- Results. The organization delivers on its commitment to improve the relevant environmental, social, and economic impacts of its purchasing.
- Innovation. The organization actively promotes internal and external innovation that advances a positive future.
- Transparency. The organization solicits and discloses information that supports a marketplace of innovation.
For each of the principles, the maturity model defines leadership outcomes at two or more levels:
- Organization: e.g., policy, management, procedures
- Employee/Buyer: e.g., training, engagement
- Supplier/Stakeholder: e.g., communication, collaboration, development, accountability
To download a copy of the SPLC Maturity Model, go here:
What is SPLC BENCHMARK?
The SPLC BENCHMARK℠ Program is a series of SPLC resources and tools which apply SPLC’s Maturity Model in a practical way depending on where an organization is in its journey towards sustainable purchasing leadership. Visit the SPLC BENCHMARK Program℠ website to learn more!
Benchmark Working Group:
The Benchmark Working Group oversees the continuous evolution
of SPLC’s Maturity Model and Benchmark Program. Current members include:
- Charleen Fain-Keslar, California DGS
- Christopher Davis, CodeGreen Solutions
- Jenna Larkin, Environmental Protection 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
- Melissa Peck, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
- Jennifer Burnett, State of California, Department of Transportation
Interested in joining the Benchmark Working Group?
Contact Kris Spriano, Benchmark Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org