PPAI 100 is an exclusive, research-backed ranking of the 100 leading distributors and the 100 leading suppliers in the promotional products industry. Companies are scored based on a variety of metrics.

Quality products, outstanding management and great customer service are just a few of the factors that pushed SanMar (PPAI 110788, Platinum) to the top of the PPAI 100 for the second consecutive year. Not only do sources suggest the Issaquah, Washington-based company continued its strong sales growth in 2023, it invested in new and innovative programs sure to extend its success for years to come.

A standout in employee treatment and sustainability, SanMar’s social compliance program received full accreditation from the Fair Labor Association. FLA noted the firm “demonstrated an enduring commitment to achieving better working conditions throughout its supply chain.” SanMar also built on its existingcorporate responsibility initiatives. Partnering with the Science Based Targets Initiative, the firm has set ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50% per pound of product by 2030.

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2023 Revenue: $3.9 billion (estimate)
Three-Year Trend: +46%
2023 PPAI 100 Ranking: 1
High Marks: 2023 Revenue, Growth, Responsibility, Employee Happiness, Online Presence

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