A major milestone for the Sustainable Procurement Pledge as new members sign up 

Aiming to revolutionize sourcing, the Sustainable Procurement Pledge is gaining traction around the globe as more companies get onboard 

The Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP) is aiming to unite one million procurement professionals in making more sustainable decisions by 2030. A major milestone has seen AstraZeneca, Avantor, British American Tobacco (BAT), Eaton, NSG Group, and Vodafone come onboard. 

The SPP League of Champions is a collective effort to develop and provide actionable solutions on sustainable procurement practices. Such practices will benefit not only their own organizations but any procurement professional on their individual responsible sourcing journey. 

The Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) of the 20 SSP Champion organizations meet on a regular basis to share challenges and solutions. These are available to the public after consolidation and processing, and September 2023 saw the release of the first publication.

“We are more than grateful and happy that these companies have joined us in our mission,” said Thomas Udesen, SPP Co-Founder. “This is a significant step, bringing an even greater wealth of experience into our already impressive collective. With the support of the SPP Champions, great progress can be made towards creating a more sustainable society. 

Chris Holmes, Avantor’s SVP of Global Sourcing, states: “We look forward to maturing our Responsible Supplier Program and partnering with other global companies to make a collective impact on sustainable sourcing.” 

Carel Aucamp, CPO at BAT, highlighted: “As SPP Champions, we will drive innovation, inspire change, and create a better tomorrow. We’re honored to be part of this esteemed league and excited for the incredible possibilities that lie ahead.” 

These new members have strengthened the commitment to and engagement with the already established SPP Champions program. With more than 12,000 ambassadors, SPP represents a powerful force for change that will help shape sustainable procurement moving forwards.