How mature is your sustainable purchasing program?

Congratulations to the State of Washington (USA) and Michigan State University  for recently completing their Benchmark Guided Individual Assessment!    See below for a full list of our Benchmark Alumni.

Organizations around the world have recognized the need for supply chain sustainability in order to reduce the environmental, social and economic impacts of their purchasing, while protecting and delivering value to their operations, products and services.  Whether your organization is just beginning this journey or has been leading the way, a common set of questions exist:

  • What does a leading sustainable purchasing program look like?
  • How does my organization measure up to this?
  • How am I doing compared to my peers?
  • What can I learn from this information? How do I most efficiently and effectively plan our organization’s next steps to become a global leader in sustainable purchasing?

The SPLC BENCHMARK Program, under the advisement of the Benchmark Working Group, has developed a series of member offerings which leverage SPLC’s Maturity Model in order to help get answers to these questions.   

The SPLC BENCHMARK Program offers a practical approach to:

Ways to Use Benchmark

The BENCHMARK Program provides multiple offerings depending on an organization’s sustainable purchasing maturity, budget, and needs.   
How do I get started?
To obtain a free copy of the SPLC’s Inventory Worksheet and/or learn more about the above ways to engage in Benchmark, click here:  

Information on the Benchmark Program


“BENCHMARK is helping us think about where we are really at, how well we are doing, and what connections we don’t have right now in relation to some of our other peer groups throughout government.”  – Gary Lambert, CPO for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

“It has helped to broaden my scope and recognize an opportunity to align my department’s strategic goals with our other departments…in order to streamline efforts towards achieving common goals.“   
– Devika Singh, State Research Specialist for the State of California

“[The workshop] helped us all learn about so many current activities underway and identify areas of further learning.  And, the workshop identified those activities that can contribute towards a more robust sustainable procurement program.  I’m optimistic that it’s also inspired folks to see what’s possible!”  – Brian Goldberg, Office of Sustainability, MIT



Contact Kris Spriano, SPLC BENCHMARK Program Manager, at