Diversity Supplier Certification
Identifying your LGBT, Women and/or Minority -owned business through national diversity supplier certification adds value to your business by providing another channel through which to market your products or services.
Major U.S. corporations are increasingly demonstrating a commitment to completing the diversity supply chain by not only creating inclusive work environments and marketing to a broad, diverse consumer base, but also by purchasing products and services directly from minority certified businesses.
The following three organizations are the official certifying bodies for LGBT, Women and Minority-owned businesses:
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Diversity Development and Procurement Initiative (DDPI)
DDPI is the exclusive certifying organization of LGBT-owned businesses, and the main bridge between Corporate America and LGBT-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. DDPI works to ensure increased vendor contracts and procurement opportunities for LGBT certified businesses.
To learn more about corporate participation or individual business certification, please fill out the form on NGLCC's contact page and an NGLCC representative will follow up with you regarding the process.
Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Women business owners can apply online for certification via our interactive application form. Learn about the criteria for becoming a certified women's business enterprise and the benefits of certification, which include inclusion in our Internet database, WBENCLink and access to WEBuy@wbenc.org.
National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC)
The National Minority Supplier Development Council has standardized procedures to assure consistent and identical review and certification of minority-owned businesses. These businesses are certified by NMSDC's affiliate nearest to the company's headquarters.
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