Memberships


Sustainability

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United Nations Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

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EPA ENERGY STAR Partner
The ENERGY STAR Partner program is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that  offers a unique opportunity to leverage ENERGY STAR to continually improve energy resource management and reduce levels of carbon emission related pollution.

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SEDEX
The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange is a membership organization committed to connecting businesses and their global suppliers to share ethical data and enabling continuous improvement in ethical performance.


Diversity

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National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
One of the country's leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC advances business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connects them to corporate members.  Group O is a Corporate Plus member of NMSDC and was selected as the 2011 National Minority Supplier of the Year for companies with revenues of $50 million or more.

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United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)
The mission of the USHCC is to foster Hispanic economic development and to create sustainable prosperity for the benefit of American society.  Group O was recognized as a 2012 Top 5 Latino-owned business by the USHCC.


Additional Memberships

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AFFLINK

AFFLINK is a member-driven sales and marketing organization linking leading
manufacturers of janitorial, packaging, food service, safety, MRO and office
supplies with world-class distributors to deliver integrated supply solutions to
thousands of customers throughout North America.

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Institute of Supply Management (ISM)

ISM is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM’s mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education.
ISM is a not-for-profit association that provides opportunities for the promotion of the
profession and the expansion of professional skills and knowledge.

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Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP)

APMP’s mission is to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of new business
acquisition and to promote the professionalism of those engaged in those pursuits. 
Through association and education, members can access tools, methods, processes,
innovations, talent and specialized expertise that can directly improve the ability to
acquire new business and to sustain growth and competitiveness in a dynamic and
demanding marketplace.

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The PGA of America's Golf Industry Supplier Diversity Initiative

The PGA of America's Golf Industry Supplier Diversity Initiative has been
designed to give buyers the confidence and information needed to develop
long-term business relationships with qualified minority and women-owned
suppliers that have passed a rigorous qualification program. The goal of this
unique program is to substantially increase spending with minority and
women-owned business while, at the same time, growing participation from
these same consumer groups in the game of golf.

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Reverse Logistics Association

The Reverse Logistics Association is a trade organization focused on Third Party Service Providers to whom OEMs, ODMs, Branded and Retail companies outsource. The Reverse Logistics Association monitors thousands of 3PSPs worldwide who are providing Aftermarket Supply Chain services, while supporting the outsourcing needs of OEM, ODM, Branded and Retail companies.

Group O is a Top 5 Latino-owned Business and National Minority Supplier of the Year.