The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council has been conceived and developed as a collaborative effort. Through strategic partnership and coordination, the Council seeks to link institutional purchasers with existing best-in-class guidance on sustainable purchasing. Wherever possible, we will promote credible guidance developed by other initiatives, rather than independently developing guidance of our own.
In order to facilitate this sharing of expertise, the Council has created a partnership program to support active collaboration with multistakeholder organizations whose activities and objectives are complimentary to the Council’s work and with whom we have identified specific areas of potential collaboration and mutual benefit.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a nonprofit membership organization supported by a diverse constituency of private and public sector organizations dedicated to enhancing both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is a member-driven organization with a mission to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance, including their sustainable purchasing activities. The Council conducted a pilot project with AASHE that applied the Green Products Roundtable Prioritization Framework to STARS’s procurement-related credits.
Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) is the trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. BIFMA sponsors the development of safety and performance standards, including LCAs and PCRs, ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard and the level® sustainability certification for furniture. BIFMA was a member of the Council’s forerunner organization, the Green Products Roundtable.
BSR Center for Sustainable Procurement (BSR CSP) is a three-year initiative to help procurement professionals make informed purchasing decisions based on a core methodology devised from the best available sustainability data and information through research, collaboration and case studies.
ICLEI is a non-profit membership organization that has been working on sustainable procurement for 17 years – helping support public authorities in implementation, spreading awareness of the concept, developing new approaches, and encouraging policy developments at the national, European and international level.
Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is dedicated to enhancing the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace.
ISEAL Alliance is the global membership association for sustainability standards and is the global leader in defining and communicating what good practice looks like for sustainability standards. ISEAL was a member of the Council’s forerunner organization, the Green Products Roundtable.
National Association of State Procurement Officers (NASPO) is a non-profit association dedicated to strengthening the procurement community through education, research, and communication. It is made up of the directors of the central purchasing offices in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories of the United States. NASPO was a member of the Council’s forerunner organization, the Green Products Roundtable.
Practice GreenHealth (PGH) is the United States’ leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge.
The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) is a national non-profit membership-based organization that works with state and local government agencies to partner with manufacturers, retailers, environmental groups, federal agencies, and other key stakeholders to reduce the health and environmental impacts of products.
The Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and practice responsible purchasing by identifying best practices, developing effective purchasing tools, educating the market, and using collective purchasing power to maximize environmental stewardship, protect human health, and support local and global sustainability.
The Sustainable Food Lab is a consortium of business, non profit and public organizations working together on market-based solutions to the key issues—including climate, soil, poverty, and water—that are necessary for a healthy and sustainable food system to feed a growing world. The Sustainable Food Lab’s research projects identify best practices and key metrics for sustainability in the food system.
The Sustainable Standards Partnership (SSP) is a project of RESOLVE that educates the market about attributes and benefits of leadership standards.