Many suppliers listed on IndustryNet adhere to certain industrial and commercial standards that ensure products and services are safe, reliable, and of good quality.
ISO standards are set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
. This is a listing of the most common
standards for which suppliers on IndustryNet are certified, with links to 3rd party sites to learn more about them. If you require your vendors to meet certain ISO standards,
use the ISO Standards filter when finding a supplier
on IndustryNet. Always do your due diligence to ensure the vendor is certified to meet your desired ISO standards.
A Woman Owned Business, also referred to as Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), is a business that is owned and operated at least 51% by one or more females.
Woman Owned Businesses are certified by 3rd parties, including the
U.S. Small Business Association (SBA)
National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)
Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce (USWCC)
Many public corporations and local, state, and federal government agencies have programs for allocating a percentage of business to women owned companies.
Getting certified as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) can make the difference between winning many contracts or not.
Read more on how to become a certified Woman Owned Business
If you are searching for a vendor that is a Woman Owned Business, use the Woman Owned filter when finding a supplier
A Minority Owned Business, also referred to as Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), is a business that is owned and operated at least 51% by one or more of the following ethnicities:
African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native American.
Minority Owned Businesses are certified by 3rd parties like the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
Many corporations and government agencies are committed to doing business with minority owned companies.
Getting certified as a Minority Owned Business can make the difference between winning many contracts or not.
Read more on how to become a certified Minority Owned Business
If you are searching for a vendor that is a Minority Owned Business, use the Minority Owned filter when finding a supplier
A Veteran Owned Business is a business that is owned and operated at least 51% by one or more veterans. Veteran owners must have been honorably discharged from service and they must be involved in management and daily business operations.
Government agencies and many large corporations set aside a certain amount of business each year for veteran-owned businesses (as well as woman and minority-owned companies).
Corporations will also prioritize giving business to veteran-owned companies. Many Fortune 1000 companies have set goals to give business to veteran-owned businesses.
Additionally, many businesses and consumers like to prioritize purchasing from veteran-owned businesses.
If you want to win federal contracts, you will need to apply with either the Small Business Administration (SBA)
or the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
If you are searching for a vendor that is a Veteran Owned Business, use the Veteran Owned filter when finding a supplier
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