Using a portfolio management approach, the SPPM applies a category-specific classification system for mapping and prioritizing sustainability exposure in procurement portfolios. The model supports users to complete a comprehensive risk analysis of their procurement portfolio, identifying goods, services and civil works that represent the most critical sustainability risks and opportunities by plotting relative expenditure against sustainability risks associated with each category.
In the simple model, the user inserts the organization’s spend data online. The model will then assess the organization’s sustainability exposure by using the pre-defined risk rating database. The result from the sustainability analysis will be presented in a scatter plot and in a table.
In the advanced model, the user inserts the organization’s spend data in an Excel spreadsheet that is downloaded from the site. The user can also edit the risk ratings before the spend data is uploaded on the site. The results from the sustainability analysis will be available in a scatter plot and in a table, like for the simple model.