As a certified Minority Business Enterprise, Group O is dedicated to programs, policies, and business practices that support our philosophy of "making tomorrow better than today."
Commitment to Diversity
As a 100% Hispanic-owned Minority Business Enterprise, Group O maintains a strong commitment to celebrating diversity in all facets of our business. Group O's 1,200+ employees include a 42% diverse workforce that spans all levels of the organization. In addition, we are committed to supporting supplier diversity through our global network of preferred vendors and suppliers.
Group O recognizes that working with and spending dollars with suppliers that reflect the customer base in the communities they serve is not only socially responsible, it also helps drive innovation and growth. Supplier diversity spend programs increase vendor competition and quality of goods and services as well as can cut operational costs.
As a minority-owned business itself, Group O also helps dozens of businesses across multiple industries achieve their tier 1 and tier 2 supplier diversity spending goals through our world-class services. Industries include automotive, pharma, telecom, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, and more! As a graduate of Nike's Diverse Supplier Development Program and Apple's Impact Accelerator program, Group O is committed to continuous improvement and learning.
For more information on how Group O can help your organization with your diversity spend goals, Contact Mike De La Cruz, SVP Supplier Diversity at [email protected]. Also, be sure to check out our blog Supplier Diversity Matters.
Top Latino-owned Business (USHCC.com) | National Minority Supplier of the Year (NMSDC.org) | MBE Corporate Plus Member
Commitment to Sustainability:
Zero Waste Ideology: Protecting our greatest resources - our Earth & our people.
Group O recognizes the importance of environmental stewardship and continues to implement policies and actions that support sustainability. We strive to minimize environmental impacts by expanding our knowledge and continuing to commit to programs and policies that support our “making tomorrow better than today” philosophy.
Not only does Group O seek to reduce our own carbon footprint, we also support our many client’s sustainability initiatives. Whether reducing packaging material usage by conducting SMART Audits for companies like Nestle and Clorox, managing PepsiCo’s Recycle Rally program, or supporting energy conservation and rebate programs for leading energy companies, Group O is proud to be part of a larger initiative to protect and preserve our environment.
Empowering Our Team & Embracing Sustainable Values
We actively educate and encourage our employees, as well as partner with other organizations, to embrace sustainable values. Prior to benchmarking, measuring, and communicating our progress, we go well beyond legal and regulatory requirements.
- Reducing our carbon footprint
- Ensuring a safe work environment
- Encouraging community service
- Rewarding and retaining our talent
- Providing total operational and cost transparency
COMMITMENT TO CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Sustaining and improving our community.
We believe community involvement is a critical component of sustainability and part of our ethical responsibility.
Our employees are actively involved in many important charitable organizations and contribute hundreds of hours annually to serve their communities.
Whether hosting fundraisers, participating in race/walks, or volunteering our time and talents, Group O and its employees are proud to support many organizations including Junior Achievement, United Way, the Boys and Girls Clubs, Habitat for Humanity, and Living Lands & Waters.