Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Announces Public Launch of SPLC Navigator



May 6, 2024 - The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) is thrilled to announce the launch of SPLC Navigator, a comprehensive digital platform designed to empower organizations in understanding, building, and advancing their sustainable procurement programs.

SPLC Navigator offers a suite of tools and resources that streamline sustainable procurement practices towards leadership excellence. The platform provides measurement tools, benchmarking capabilities, performance tracking features, targeted actions, and supporting resources – all aimed at driving program maturity and maximizing positive impact.

"We are excited to introduce SPLC Navigator to the global sustainable procurement community,” said Kris Spriano, Interim CEO and Director of Knowledge Design and Development at SPLC. “This platform represents a significant milestone in our mission to build a sustainable world through the power of procurement. It is a one-stop solution for any organization looking to understand how far they have come in integrating sustainability into their spend, while getting equipped with tools and resources to promote efficient and meaningful progress."

The SPLC Navigator platform draws on the SPLC’s decade of learning, prioritizing, and improving sustainable procurement best practices in collaboration with hundreds of procurement and sustainability leaders from corporations, governments, and universities. The sustainable procurement self-assessment criteria was developed, tested, piloted, and refined by SPLC's SP Assessment Working Group in alignment with SPLC’s multi-stakeholder frameworks, guidance, and prioritization approaches, along with relevant organization-level sustainability and risk frameworks, principles, and reporting systems. The resulting criteria is organized across five measured pillars: 

  • Strategic Integration
  • Product Sustainability
  • Supplier Sustainability
  • Make it Matter (i.e. Supplier Accountability)
  • External Leadership

Key performance indicators (KPIs) within each pillar are self-assessed relevant to that organization's prioritized sustainability impacts and spend, in order to obtain an overall sustainable procurement score. This score can then be compared to peers within the same type of organization (e.g. corporate, government, educational institution) to understand performance to the criteria and similar organizations. Organizations may also opt into deepening their analysis with internal departmental comparisons, providing gamification opportunities to further incentivize progress. Organizations and departments are then presented with a list of next steps and supporting resources to build into a roadmap for the coming year.   

Submissions for the 2024 self-assessment reporting window are being accepted until July 17, 2024 at 5:00 pm PST. Real-time benchmarking provided by the platform prior to this date will reflect comparisons to 2023 submissions. After this date, real-time benchmarking will reflect comparisons to the final 2024 submitted data.  

SPLC Navigator is included with SPLC membership and available to nonmembers for purchase. To learn more about SPLC Navigator and how it can benefit your organization, visit the SPLC website.

SPLC Navigator is made possible through technology sponsorships from Rose International, Sustainability Advantage, and MGM Resorts, and a technology partnership with SHIFT. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. 

Media Contact
Kristy Pickurel, Director of Marketing & Communications, SPLC

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