Supplier SanMar Corporation (PPAI 110788, S16), headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, has been selected as a 2021 U.S. Best-Managed Company. Sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, the program recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and the achievements of their management teams.

The 2021 designees are U.S. private companies that have demonstrated excellence in strategic planning and execution, a commitment to their people and a dynamic, resilient culture. They have all maintained strong financial performance despite the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the face of major challenges and immense pressure, these companies continued to make significant contributions to their industries, communities, workforces and the economy. SanMar was recognized for a focus on creating products that it considers a “Canvas for Good” has made it a respected leader in global sustainability and environmental stewardship.

“SanMar is grateful to be recognized for our teamwork and for our dedication to company culture,” says Jeremy Lott, president and CEO of SanMar. “Founded on the simple idea of being nice and telling the truth, SanMar has a passionate team of employees whose dedication to our customers and communities is the heart of our company.”

Applicants were evaluated and selected by a panel of external judges focused on assessing hallmarks of excellence in four key areas: strategy, ability to execute, corporate culture and financial performance. SanMar joins a global ecosystem of honorees from more than 30 countries recognized by the Best Managed Companies program.