Supplier Diversity Policy
At Vericast, we believe that supplier diversity provides us with a significant position of strength in which to support our clients and perform in the markets we serve. We are proud of our alliances with minority-, women-, and service-disabled-veteran-owned business enterprises (MWSDVBE) and enthusiastically embrace our diversity initiative.
Vericast’s policy underscores the company’s commitment to the MWSDVBE program by stating that opportunity will proactively and continually be afforded to minority-, women-, and service-disabled-veteran-owned businesses to participate with us as suppliers of goods and services. Vericast believes this program has developed better partners, stronger customers, and economic growth for our clients, customers, and employees.
We recognize that our business performance is enhanced through the expertise and creativity of all Vericast suppliers. By utilizing and partnering with our diverse suppliers, we will continue to establish a supplier base that positively contributes to our competitive advantage.
Our Diversity Mission
Minority-, women-, and service-disabled-veteran-owned business enterprises (MWSDVBE) are viewed as a natural part of Vericast’s business environment. We continually track, and plan to grow the number and value of MWSDVBE businesses to supplement how we meet our business objectives.
Definition of MWSDVBE
Vericast’s supplier diversity program includes certified minority-owned business enterprises (MBE), women-owned business enterprises (WBE), and service–disabled-veteran-owned business enterprises (SDVBE).
National Certification Organizations for MBEs, WBEs, and SDVBEs
The following national organizations can assist your business with the certification process:
- National Minority Supplier Development Council
- National Women Business Owners Corporation
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
- Association for Service-Disabled Veterans
- Center for Women’s Business Research
The following government organization links are provided to help individual businesses know about resources that may help them be certified as an MBE, WBE, or SDVBE. The Small Business Administration within your local area or appropriate state agency may also be used for certification purposes.
- Minority Business Development Agency
- Small Business Administration
- US Department of Commerce
We continue to be proactive and to improve how we attract and develop our diverse suppliers. Vericast is committed and is assertive with appropriate initiatives to support the goal.
We promote this philosophy and incorporate it into our business plans, yielding better financial performance for Vericast and a positive economic impact in the communities where we do business.