I. Javette Hines, Esq., CPSD joins SPLC Board


The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council is very pleased to announce that I. Javette Hines, Esq., CPSD - – a Director at Citi, and their Global Head of Supply Chain Development, Inclusion, and Sustainability – – has joined the SPLC Board of Directors.

Ms Hines is a globally recognized leader and public speaker on equity and inclusion, supply chain sustainability, leadership, gender equality and growth, and a staunch and eloquent advocate and champion for global diversity and change management.

Her leadership of Citi’s Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability efforts across North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Europe Middle East and Africa regions has supported ongoing YoY growth in Citi’s spend with diverse suppliers, to a billion dollars, and guided the inclusion of sustainability principles into the [applicable document] for Citi suppliers.

Throughout her career at Citi, Ms Hines has taken a comprehensive approach to addressing social, environmental and economic sustainability, and sought to raise the bar on supply chain ESG performance, focused on reducing business and reputational risk. Through her thought leadership and strategic vision, she has worked to align Citi’s supply chain goals and strategies with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and established programmatic support to help small and diverse suppliers better address environmental sustainability objectives.

“Javette Hines’ simultaneous attention to social and environmental issues, her focus on strategic frameworks that address critical risks and create benefit for all stakeholders, and her advocacy for the importance of procurement in driving the changes to enable a more just and sustainable world exemplifies the SPLC’s core mission and insights,” said SPLC Board Chair Judy Panayos, VP of Climate Ambition at Sodexo. “We are thrilled to have her bring her thought leadership to the Board to support the rapid growth of SPLC’s membership, offerings and influence as the organization enters its second decade.”

“I have long admired the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s clarity of purpose and depth of understanding – of the power of procurement to drive positive change, and of the procurement professionals needed for to support, develop strategic clarity, and make best use of that power. In today’s world, where the ravages of climate change and inequality are ever more visible, and ESG is top of mind, I am especially proud to contribute to enabling global access for all procurement teams to the SPLC’s proven guidance, coaching, assessment, and training," said Hines.