Vanguard Safety is proud to announce that as of January 3rd, 2023, we are MBE Certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). We know our customers value economic inclusion, and supporting minority owned businesses. This certification gives them the confidence to know that they are working with a diverse supplier. We are excited to collaborate with the NMSDC and access new opportunities to learn, network, and grow through this partnership.
What Is MBE Certification?
MBE certification signifies that the certified company, or Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), is owned and operated by a member of a Minority Group. Minority group members are United States citizens who are Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic and Native American. Ownership by minority individuals means the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals or, in the case of a publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals.
What is the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)?
Founded in 1972, the NMSDC is the longest-operating business growth engine for the broadest group of systemically excluded communities of color. Its mission is to drive socioeconomic equity and provide support to communities of color through programs, educational offerings, and corporate member partnerships.
What are the benefits of being MBE Certified?
The NMSDC advocates, certifies, develops, and connects, MBEs and corporate members through value-added programs, technology enablement, and transformative services. Its goal is to empower MBEs to succeed in the local, national, and global marketplace. Additionally, NMSDC has more than 500 national corporate members that represent some of America’s largest public and privately-owned global companies. These corporate members are committed to supplier diversity and the inclusion of NMSDC-certified ethnic Minority Business Enterprises in their supply chains and partnerships.
More information can be reviewed on NMSDC’s website at www.nmsdc.org.