Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council


Emory University is one of the founding members of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC). Just as the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED program provides a shared platform for guiding, measuring, and recognizing leadership in green building, the council proposes a shared platform for guiding, measuring, and recognizing leadership in sustainable purchasing. The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council officially launched in 2013. The SPLC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future.


The council's programs and community of practice will help institutional purchasers prioritize opportunities influencing the social, environmental, and economic life cycle of purchased goods and services. The council also helps identify existing leadership standards, benchmarks progress towards goals, and receives recognition for advancement.