Responsible Purchasing Network


RPN partners with like-minded organizations to advance the movement for socially responsible and environmentally sustainable purchasing. We invite you to learn more about the following partners:

acquisti e sostenibilita

Acquisti & Sostenibilità is a not-for-profit Association including a broad network of partners in Italy and around the world working to create economic, social and environmental value in purchasing & supply chain sustainability initiatives. They provide studies, data, training, and tools; create and implement projects; and support the efforts of partners committed to sustainable purchasing and supply chains.



US Communities Going Green Program
U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is a nonprofit instrumentality of government that assists local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education, and nonprofits in reducing the cost of purchased goods through pooling the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide. This is accomplished through competitively solicited contracts for quality products through lead public agencies. More than 31,000 public agencies utilize U.S. Communities contracts and suppliers to procure 1 billion dollars in products and services annually. Each month more than 400 new public agencies register to participate.

RPN works with U.S. Communities to identify and promote access to those goods and services available on U.S. Communities contracts which have credible, measurable environmental benefits.



Naspo LogoNASPO 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 is an organization through which the member purchasing officials provide leadership in professional public purchasing, improve the quality of purchasing and procurement, exchange information and cooperate to attain greater efficiency and economy. Visit for more information.


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The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services to the nation’s 3,068 counties. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public’s understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money. Visit for more information.



nexosNexos is a Spanish organization that helps design, add and monitor social and environmental criteria in purchasing and supply chain management. Their mission is to catalyze the sustainability market by promoting communication and contact between responsible buyers and suppliers.