Questions and Answers about SP
How does this organization bring value to
SP provides a forum for large, medium and small automotive
and vehicle manufacturers and suppliers to work together to
develop and share information, tools, knowledge, good practices
and technical support to ensure that processes and products
provide both environmental improvements as well as costs savings.
How is SP organized, managed and funded?
SP is a 501(c)(6) trade association comprised of automotive
and vehicle manfacturers and suppliers. Each SP member company
is represented on the Board of Directors who manages the organization.
In addition, an Executive Committee is responsible for addressing
the day-to-day issues of the association. Funding for SP comes
from SP membership dues. The level of individual membership
dues is determined using a formula based upon the company's
total North American Corporate sales as noted on the
SP Membership Application.
What is the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency's (EPA) role in this activity?
A truly unique aspect of SP is its partnership with the 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.
What type of activities does SP pursue
and how much time will I need allocate to it?
The membership of SP determines the issues and activities
that the organization addresses. These activities include
the Work Groups as well as the cooperative development of
tools and reports and the sharing of technical assistance
and good practices.