Laboratory Supplies and Services


This document provides a systems-level approach to guide the purchase of more sustainable laboratory supplies and services through: 

  • Identification and education on the environmental, social, and economic sustainability impacts and opportunities surrounding the procurement of research laboratory supplies—in particular, laboratory equipment, consumables, and chemicals/reagents.
  • Prioritized strategies that address these impacts from both a procurement systems-level and product/service-level perspective.
  • Project ideas, case studies, and other supporting resources to effectively and efficiently execute on these strategies

Intended Audiences

Procurement professionals, laboratory managers, sustainability professionals, research and development teams, and laboratory supply manufacturers. 

Want to learn more about the Guidance?

Check out the Lab Supplies and Services Sustainable Procurement Guidance Webinar.

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SPLC’s guidance is designed and developed by a multi-stakeholder, collaborative team of procurement, sustainability, and topical experts.   If you’re interested in joining the effort on laboratories and/or another category-specific focus area, email


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