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We are for procurement,
by procurement

The SPP is a global, inclusive community of procurement professionals. We are building a movement built on exchange, learning and collaboration, guided by the principles of The SPP Pledge.  

We are working to ensure sustainable procurement becomes the default. 

SPP provides a non-commercial, safe space for open and honest peer-to-peer exchange. We equip, empower, and encourage the procurement profession to embed sustainability in all global supply chains.

We empower procurement professionals to drive sustainable change. 

SPP is part of a global movement of changemakers. We do not duplicate but build upon the wealth of expertise and experience of our community and the initiatives of others to fill the gaps that are holding change back. SPP builds impact-driven connections to ecosystem partners, promoting procurement as a lever to accelerate change. 

Our Vision

All supply chains across the world have embedded sustainable procurement practices by 2030

Our Purpose

WE ARE PROCUREMENT.

Sustainability in supply chains is our responsibility. We will build a sustainable future for people and our planet

Our Strategy

EMPOWER & EQUIP Procurement with knowledge, tools and confidence to better conduct their day-to-day business

ENCOURAGE LEADERSHIP Demonstrate how to collaborate with peers on pragmatic solutions for faster execution

Our Approach

Closing the gaps

How SPP is helping procurement professionals on their sustainability journey through shared learning. 

Knowledge Gap

Knowledge gap

SPP helps teams easily understand what best-practice sustainable procurement looks like. 

Support gap

Support gap

SPP helps teams easily understand how to embed sustainable best practices

Confidence gap

Confidence gap

SPP inspires teams with easy access to a network of relevant peers to share and collaborate with  

Leadership gap

Leadership gap

SPP brings procurement leaders together to discuss how to measure success and evolve procurement’s organizational impact 

Knowledge Gap

Knowledge gap

SPP helps teams easily understand what best-practice sustainable procurement looks like. 

Support gap

Support gap

SPP helps teams easily understand how to embed sustainable best practices

Confidence gap

Confidence gap

SPP inspires teams with easy access to a network of relevant peers to share and collaborate with  

Leadership gap

Leadership gap

SPP brings procurement leaders together to discuss how to measure success and evolve procurement’s organizational impact 

SPP in a snapshot

THE PLEDGE 

The Pledge is at the very heart of SPP and captures the what and why of our efforts. All SPP Ambassadors are united by our shared beliefs captured in the five principles of the Pledge. 

THE COMMUNITY 

SPP community consists of Ambassadors, Chapters, the League of Champions, the Transformational Panel, Volunteers, Supporters & Friends, the Advisory Council, the Co-Founders and the Global Team. We are the driving force of SPP. 

THE PLATFORM 

The Platform is the tool that allows our community to exchange, collaborate, and learn – so that we can all do more, faster.

THE ECOSYSTEM 

We are building impact-driven connections with the ecosystem to amplify and accelerate joint action for sustainability. 

Our Governance

What started in 2019 with the Co-founders’ video post has developed into an organization putting down strong roots. SPP has evolved into an organization that is professionalizing and maturing quickly. The co-founders and the Global team, supported by an Advisory Council established in February 2024, empower and steer SPP with contagious optimism and a genuine desire to see our community succeed. From strengthening structures and processes to setting up an infrastructure for community collaboration – we have been building a strong foundation for the SPP community and with the SPP community.   

#collaborate2accelerate

As a global community of changemakers committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, collaboration is an indispensable asset to achieve our goals 

We are radical collaborators: we do not duplicate, we do not compete. We accelerate existing initiatives and convene spaces to co-create practical solutions to achieve impact faster. 

When we see an opportunity for impact-driven collaboration, we seize it! We actively reach out to various stakeholders across regions, industries and sectors to explore who is interested in supporting – and being supported – by a community of procurement professionals committed to embedding sustainable procurement practices. 

We promote and leverage the power of procurement and engage in some incredible collaborations to help empower our community, unleash innovation, and transform challenges into opportunities.