APC is a Native American-owned business committed to embracing and promoting diversity, and we aggressively work to improve the economic and social conditions of the minority communities we serve. We believe diversity brings new experiences, ideas and opportunities that can address service needs and benefit employees, our clients and our business.
APC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status.
We extend our commitment to quality minority-owned businesses by engaging them as suppliers and vendors. We provide equal opportunity to qualified minority, gay, disabled, veteran and women-owned (MWBE) businesses. Since 1999 more than 49 percent of our suppliers have been MWBE suppliers and our supplier-retention rate is near 100 percent. APC’s minority business relationships have and continue to bring rewarding, valued services.
Corporate Plus® is an unprecedented membership program for minority businesses of the highest caliber. This program was created to address corporate member requests for assistance in identifying minority suppliers with the capacity to fulfill national contracts with the quality and financial means required by large global enterprises.
Corporate Plus® members have demonstrated their capacity to execute national contracts for major corporations. A C-level executive nomination is required from national corporate members for this designation, which elevates APC’s profile among other suppliers in the market.
You can learn more about the program here: NMSDC Corporate Plus® Program
APC has earned the designation of Corporate Plus® member of the NMSDC since 2004.
Additional certifications include:
- Accenture’s Diverse Supplier Development Program (DSDP)
APC is a graduate of Accenture’s formal, 18-month program, which matches senior Accenture executive mentors with “protégé” companies to help them grow their businesses. The impact of this program is to develop diverse suppliers which strengthens communities by creating more businesses, jobs, and economic growth. You can learn more here: DSDP Overview
- Certified by State of North Carolina
APC is certified as a Historically Underutilized Business by the State of North Carolina.
- Carolinas Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC)
APC is certified as a Native American minority owned business by the CVMSDC.
Supplier Mentor Program
APC is committed to helping American minority suppliers improve their own quality and customer service. Through our Supplier Mentor Program, APC offers a variety of business tools to qualified, minority-owned companies.
- A 90-page, fact-filled guide created by APC – Best Practices for Business – Becoming a Preferred Supplier
- On-line training on Tier 2/Supplier performance guidelines
- Training on compliance with a client’s agreement terms and conditions
- Training on compliance with a client’s policies and facilities’ rules
- Audit and feedback on supplier’s performance
- Frequent presentations on best practices for business at meetings of regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
To participate in APC’s Supplier Mentor Program, contact us at email@example.com.