Why Our Members Join
SPLC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future. Founded in 2013, SPLC convenes buyers, suppliers, and public interest advocates to develop programs that simplify and standardize sustainable purchasing efforts by large organizations.
We work with our members to help them build strategic programs, engage relevant stakeholders, increase the positive impact of their procurement choices, and measure the improvements they have made. Regardless of where you are when you join, our coaching and peer connections can help you go further, faster and accomplish more.
Membership to the SPLC offers a variety of benefits including 1:1 coaching, peer networking and collaborations, and category-specific procurement guidance. Review the table below for details and join us for a membership demo call for a more thorough walkthrough of what SPLC membership can offer your organization!
|Member Benefit||Benefit Details|
|Member Community Access|
Unlimited member organization employees may access these online self-service resources, including the Ask Questions Get Answers community message board, SPLC Case Study Library, SPLC Program Guidance, Sustainable Procurement Resource pages, webinar recordings, ability to post member announcements, and more.
|Full access for unlimited number of member org employees|
Our suite of Sustainable Purchasing Coaching options supports procurement and sustainability professionals to develop new or enhance existing sustainable purchasing programs. We work with members to move beyond contract-by-contract approaches, take a strategic view, and address connected issues across a procurement portfolio. Our coaching engagements result in the creation of focused, strategic, impactful programs aligned with overarching organizational priorities, to ensure success.
|Team Launch 4-6 attendees from your org, OR |
SP Bootcamp Mixed member group sessionDiscounted pricing on A la Carte SP engagement options
|Peer Learning Circles|
Small groups meet monthly to support and learn from one another while addressing common challenges
|Invited to a Peer Learning Circle upon joining|
Sprint-team style groups convene for a limited time to develop interim guidance on an emerging topic of concern.
|Able to propose or participate in any Action Team|
|Topical Learning Circles |
Groups that come together for long term support, project-based learning and technical assistance based on a specific issue or impact area (e.g. Circular Economy Procurement Learning Circle currently).
|Deep Dive Days|
One day virtual events focused on insight, training and workshopping in a single impact area:
May: Addressing Economic/Racial/Environmental Justice through Purchasing
July: Challenges and Collaboration of Scope 3 GHG Accounting and Reduction
September: Rating, Reporting and Ranking in an Age of Urgency
|Complimentary registration and discounted workshop attendance|
|Office Hoursmonthly virtual drinks/networking||Included|
|Discounted pricing on all a la carte service offerings||Yes|