The GBK Partnership, LLC was founded in 1993 by three faculty members of University of Oklahoma initially to provide training and technology services through the University`s Institute for Environmental Management. Since then, driven by leaders with bold vision and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, the company has completed over 450 federal contracts, and provided its services in 16 countries. Even with our extensive project history, GBK remains a privately-owned, small business. Our core values, not necessarily growth, drive our strategic planning: transparency in decision-making, personal responsibility and accountability, and leadership by example.
Since 1993, The GBK Partnership has grown into a multi-disciplined, vertically-integrated company. Our resources, expertise and extensive network of partners enable us to respond quickly and effectively to the dynamics of the marketplace. Comprised of diverse, yet synergistic components, we offer a world of sustainability solutions to a broad range of industrial applications around the world.
Consulting - We are proud of the fact that over half of our current client base has been so for over 10-years. Yes, our consulting team is smart, innovative and accomplished - but most of all, we work hard.
Competency-based Training - Over the last fifteen years, we have developed and delivered over 2 million student/hours of environmental, occupational health, and safety training. We have delivered training in 17 countries and in 7 languages. We have maintained certifications with the USEPA, OSHA, and IFSAC. Our instructional design approach is focused on delivering clearly defined competencies as required by formal standards such as NFPA 741/472.
Systems Approach to Management - We have been providing implementation, auditing and coaching services to assist organizations implement conforming ESOH management systems for over fifteen-years. In 1995, we were active members of the US TAG 207 in the development of ISO 14001. In 1998, a GBK client was the first US-DoD organization to achieve 3rd-party registration. These systems-approach fundamentals are core to everything we do from developing compliance programs to designing our technology-based solutions.
Focus on Sustainability - GBK's committment to identifying and deploying sustainable solutions is evident throughout our sixteen-year project history. Our development of waste minimization programs; performing pollution prevention opportunity assessments; preparing pollution prevention plans; and providing advanced training to over 2,500 pollution prevention managers demonstrates our understanding of the issues at hand.
Technology - A benefit of our size, we are uniquely positioned with the agility to identify, evaluate, and apply emerging technologies to expand our portfolio. Our technology-based solutions ranging from geospatial information systems to remote monitoring to software development are the result of a relentless pursuit of technological excellence. We maintain formal partnerships with Adobe®, Microsoft®, ESRI®, Trivantis™ and other leading technology providers. The constant pursuit of leading-edge technologies remains a major component of our strategic plan.
GBK is a company dedicated to delivering best-value services and solutions based on innovative applications of science, technology and hard work.
Committed to Quality Performance
We have an uncompromising commitment to providing our customers with quality technical products and services, while meeting the highest level of ethical standards and performance in our jobs. In addition, our environmental health and safety program helps to ensure our business operates in a manner that protects the health and safety of our employees, customers, business partners, community neighbors, and the environment.
At GBK, quality performance means two things. First, we take pride in satisfying our customers by delivering products and services that meet or often exceed their specified requirements at the agreed price and within schedule. Secondly, we are committed to continuously improving the processes by which we provide our products and services, so that our work meets requirements and is done right the first time.
What does this mean to our clients? For our projects, GBKs approach to enable our engineers to work effectively in a FISMA secure environment with a strong commitment to continuous process improvement. This allows us to build and maintain higher quality software products for our clients.
Our Environmental Management Systems services have helped numerous clients achieve ISO 14001 certification allowing them to more effectively manage their environmental obligations.