Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council 2014 Annual Meeting
May 20, 2014 - May 21, 2014 • Washington, DC
The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) is holding its 2014 Annual Meeting to launch its national program. SPLC is a newly launched not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future. It is inviting all interested individuals and organizations.
Over the past couple of years, SPLC has attracted dozens of businesses, government agencies, civic associations and non-profit organizations. SPLC and its membership strive to define and accelerate environmental, social and economic progress through sustainable purchasing. The overarching objective is to create the opportunity for major institutional purchasers to issue a consistent, shared economic signal to the marketplace to encourage private sector innovation and action toward a sustainable future.
A major goal is to establish widely accepted purchasing standards that will govern the social, environmental and economic life cycle impacts of purchased good and services.
Blackstone Ranch Institute is the Council’s first philanthropic supporter, and has provided a grant for the annual meeting to cover the travel costs for public advocacy organizations that can help advance the cause. A portion of the grant will be used as a challenge to attract other philanthropic supporters. The Council already has financial support in the form of membership fees from participating members.