How to Join

As SP continues to provide innovative solutions and cooperative approaches to environmental sustainability issues in the automotive supply chain, we welcome new companies to join us in this endeavor.

Since 2002, Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) has been the leading forum for global automotive manufacturers, their large and small suppliers, the US EPA and other government entities from around the world to work together to improve the environmental sustainability and business value of the global automotive supply chain.

SP members are working together toward a shared vision of an automotive industry with positive environmental impact by advancing leading practices / projects in key areas such as,

  • SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS. Striving to transform our manufacturing operations to achieve positive environmental impact through minimizing resource use, optimizing efficiency and advancing innovation.
  • SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS. Striving to eliminate waste and optimize use of sustainable materials in our operations and products.
  • SUSTAINABLE SUPPLIERS. Striving to help our suppliers minimize their environmental impact and advance sustainable innovations at scale through sharing of environmental best practices, tools and resources.

SP members tell us that SP’s strengths include,

  • balancing long-term environmental sustainability aspirations with tangible short-term projects
  • facilitating collaboration among organizations of all sizes
  • sharing environmental best practices across the supply chain
  • fostering a network of experts to mentor and enable others
  • extending positive impacts to local communities and organizations outside the auto sector through outreach / education
  • building unique collaborative relationships with US EPA and others

Membership Requirements

  • Membership in the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) is open to companies that supply goods or services to an automotive manufacturer or parts supplier.
  • Government entities and 501c3 charitable non-profit organizations with an established relationship with the automotive industry may also be considered for associate membership. Please contact us for more information on eligibility.
  • Application for membership in SP needs to be made by completing the application form linked below.  An invoice for annual membership dues will be issued upon acceptance of the application.  SP’s fiscal year runs from January 1 to December 31.  Membership dues may be prorated based on a new member’s application date to align with a calendar year schedule.
  • A prospective member also needs to indicate the company’s willingness to conduct business in accordance with SP’s bylaws and its anti-trust guidelines.

Value of SP Membership

  • Forum for automakers and suppliers to work together to develop projects and activities focused on environmental sustainability issues impacting the auto supply chain through member driven Work Groups.
  • SP meetings provide opportunities for members to network, to learn about issues and activities impacting the environment and their business operations, and identify emerging areas for action by SP.
  • A truly unique aspect of SP is its collaboration with the US EPA, which helps provide SP with topics for special projects, information, approaches and tools. More importantly, SP provides a forum for member companies and the EPA to work in collaboration to achieve common environmental goals.
  • SP is constantly working to identify new, innovative and more environmentally sustainable ways to enhance the viability and competitiveness of the automobile industry through the supply chain.


Suppliers / Value Chain

based on North American corporate sales

  • Group I – Sales >$1 billion dollars: $10,000
  • Group II – Sales >$250 million <$1 billion dollar: $ 5,000
  • Group III – Sales >$100 million <$250 million dollars: $ 2,500
  • Group IV – Sales >$10 million <$100 million dollars: $ 1,500
  • Group V – Sales $1 million dollars to $10 million dollars: $ 1,000
  • Group VI – Sales $0 to $1 million dollars: $ 500


based on US market share

  • > 10% US Market Share: $20,000
  • 5% – 10% US Market Share: $15,000
  • <5% US Market Share: $12,500

Join Us

We welcome automakers and their suppliers to join us in our mission to improve the environmental sustainability of the auto supply chain.

To learn more about SP and membership opportunities for your company, feel free to contact us at

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