we believe in the power of partnerships
We’re continuously working to cultivate a culture and environment where individuals feel heard and empowered, but also where we prioritize learning to propel our organization forward. That’s why we partner with companies and businesses who share our passion and believe that a strong culture drives success.
The More Voices at the Table, The Better
At SSP America we are strongest as a company when we fully leverage collaboration and inclusive practices. Collaboration with our Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) partnerships brings opportunities for “Innovation Every Day”—one of our PASSION Principles™. The more voices at the table, the better.
SSP America embraces the tenets of the FAA Airport Concession Disadvantage Business Enterprise Program. Throughout our U.S. airport operations, SSP America regularly meets or exceeds ACDBE requirements while building lasting relationships with some of the best restaurant operators in the country.
We meet quarterly with both our ACDBE partners and our airport clients to ensure the SSP America team is aligned with our contractual obligations and building strong, long-term relationships. SSP America has woven inclusion and opportunity into its corporate culture.
Our goals mirror those of the U.S. Department of Transportation through our focus on:
- Removing barriers for ACDBE participation by casting a wide net
- Applying inclusive practices
- Providing flexible options for ACDBE participation
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We weave technology into our restaurants and the travel experience so we create a taste of place that is not just satisfying, but also efficient and seamless. Our goal is to give passengers options for how they order and pay. We believe in deploying cutting-edge customer-friendly solutions that make ordering, paying, and grabbing your meal effortless while we maintain the hospitality and warmth that underpins our service. At SSP America we have a passion for leveraging technology as a way to enhance the dining experience without overcomplicating it.
Byrd Retail Group
Byrd Retail Group is proud to have joined forces with the country’s premier and most innovative airport restaurant operator—SSP America. Ours is a partnership of unwavering trust, transparency, close collaboration, and seamless communication. Our shared commitment is to take the traveler’s culinary experience to new heights. Our joy is to do it together!
The best airport partnerships aren't dependent on a mere common goal but a shared path of equality, inclusiveness, and a whole lot of passion. The SSP America team are great partners for all these reasons and more.
Martin Cabrera & Robert Aguilar
Cielo Concessions has been a partner with SSP since 2015, and we both had to endure an extremely difficult time during the pandemic. I can sincerely say that there has been no better partner to help support our business and our people to get us through the toughest time in the airport concessions history.
Aviation Strategies and Trade Solutions
I love being an SSP partner! The best partnerships aren't just about common goals but rather a shared path of vision, equality, and most of all, PASSION!
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
Our joint venture partners are a meaningful part of our operational framework who make a lasting contribution to our collective success. We are better as a company because of the ACDBE program.
Committed Member of the Aviation Industry
An Inclusive Supply Chain Built on Relationships
We are committed to developing an inclusive supply chain built on strong, meaningful relationships which make doing business not only productive, but rewarding. Our goal is to identify and source business opportunities with capable small, minority, women, disabled, and veteran owned businesses that meet the supplier qualifications and SSP business needs requirements including distribution network, ensuring a safe accessible and secure supply chain. Supplier diversity is a business imperative that delivers success for the communities we serve, our partners and team members.
We expect our business partners to agree to food safety requirements and Ethical Code of Conduct polices. These policies outline the minimum requirements and standards we expect all our contracted suppliers for our own brands to adhere to.
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