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WEBINAR: Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council - Key Initiatives

This webinar gives an overview of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council and its key initiatives for 2014 and 2015, its work on purchasing and ecolabels.

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DATE: 25 August 2014

TIME: 14h00-15h00 CEST

RECORDING: You can access the webinar here.

The Council has developed a set of Principles for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing, which serve as the foundation guide for the leadership agenda for its subsequent work. This webinar gives an overview of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council and its key initiatives for 2014 and 2015.

SPLC is exploring the use of voluntary certifications and how ecolabels can serve the work of procurement professionals; this webinar will discuss how this work will inform the broader programs of the Council. Finally, the webinar will include discussion of potential ways the Working Group 4B of the 10YFP SPP Programme on "Supporting SPP through Ecolabels and Sustainability Standards" can engage with the Council.


  • Christina Macken, SPLC
  • Moderator - Cuchulain Kelly, UNEP


The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council 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. For SPLC, sustainability includes social, economic, and environmental stewardship. Sustainable purchasing is purchasing that builds healthy communities, economies, and environments all along local and global supply chains.

The Council’s programs and community of practice help organizations:

  • prioritize opportunities to influence the social, environmental and economic life cycle impacts of purchased goods and services,
  • identify existing leadership standards and approaches that address these priorities,
  • benchmark progress toward goals, and
  • receive recognition for advancement.

Sustainable Public Procurement

The One Planet Network Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) programme is a voluntary global multi-stakeholder partnership in which various parties - governmental, non-governmental, public and private, agree to work together in a systematic way with the aim to promote and accelerate the implementation of sustainable public procurement globally as a way to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Read more about the One Planet network Sustainable Public Procurement Programme:


Published on August 25, 2014
Event start date
02:00 pm

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