Principles for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing Development Process

Principles for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing Development Process

The Principles were developed through an 18-month multi-stakeholder process that engaged leading organizations from a number of sectors, and included the collection of more than 300 comments through public forums and a 30-day SPLC Member Comment Period. Initial drafts of the Principles were prepared by the SPLC Steering Committee members and informed by input from workshops, including:

  • B4E Summit (Berlin, Germany, May 2012),
  • Greenbiz Forum 2013 (New York, NY, Feb 2013),
  • Corporate EcoForum (Chicago, IL, May 2013),
  • Greenbiz Forum 2014 (Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 2014), and
  • SPLC Founding Summit (Washington DC, Aug 2013).

The following SPLC Members took part in the Principles Comment Period: American Chemistry Council; City of Portland, OR; EcoVadis; Elliott; Kuhn Associates and Sustainability Advisors, LLC; Lockheed Martin; Province of Nova Scotia; Pre Sustainability; SCS Global Services; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. General Services Administration (Central Office); and U.S. General Services Administration (Regional Office). Download the Member Comments and SPLC Responses.

Members of the Principles Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

The final iteration of the Principles reflects the deliberation of a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) made up of SPLC members from the purchaser, supplier and public interest advocacy communities.

  • Karen Cook, County of Alameda
  • Nancy Gillis, Ernst and Young
  • Johanna Kertesz, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Alison Kinn Bennett, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Lara Korizke, ISEAL Alliance
  • Warren Lavey, American Clean Skies Foundation
  • Anastasia O’Rourke, DEKRA
  • Jeff Pitts, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Tad Radzinski, GreenCircle Certified
  • Raymond Randall, Waste Management
  • Laura Rauwerda, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • John Riley,Arizona State University
  • Karen Shapiro, Product Stewardship Institute
  • Rob Shimp, SCS Global Services
  • Eric Sutherlin, IERS