2019 Global Reach through National and Regional Organizations

The descriptions below are from the respective website of each organization.

 

NORTH AMERICA: UNITED STATES, CANADA

For the United States: The following third-party certifiers are the organizations supporting the Billion Dollar Roundtable. The Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR) was created in 2001 to recognize and celebrate corporations that achieved spending of at least $1 Billion with minority and woman-owned suppliers. The BDR promotes and shares best practices in supply chain diversity excellence through the production of white papers. In discussions, the members review common issues, opportunities and strategies. BDR recently voted unanimously to broaden its metrics for diversity spending to include veteran-owned businesses, disability-owned business enterprises (DOBEs) and LGBT-owned businesses. 

Disability:IN (formerly USBLN - United States Business Leadership Network). Disability:IN drives success through disability inclusion.

NGLCC - National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The NGLCC is the business voice of the LGBT community, the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses. 

NMSDC – National Minority Supplier Development Council. The National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.® (NMSDC®) provides a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses. NMSDC is one of the country's leading business membership organizations. It was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.

Corteva participates with select MSDC regional affiliates such as the EMSDC. The Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council, and the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council. These are 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations that are affiliates of and regional councils the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).

NVBDC - National Veteran Business Development Council. The NVBDC is "the nation's leading third-party authority for certification of veteran owned business of all sizes and the corporations wanting to engage them".

WBENC - Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. The WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States and the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations.

Corteva participates with select WBENC regional affiliates such as the WBEC-East. The Women’s Business Enterprise Council – East, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that is an affiliate of and a regional partner organization of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

For the United States: The following organizations are not part of the BDR.

SDB Small Disadvantaged - US Small Business Administration. The business must be small according to the SBA standard for its industry (NAICS code)

HUBZone US Small Business Administration - The government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses in historically underutilized business zones. It also gives preferential consideration to those businesses in full and open competition.

8(a) US Small Business Administration - To help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development program.

DBE Disadvantaged Business Enterprise – US Department of Transportation. DBEs are for-profit small business concerns where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51% interest and also control management and daily business operations. To participate in the DBE program, a small business owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals must receive DBE certification from the relevant state– generally through the state Uniform Certification Program (UCP).

OTHER ENGAGEMENTS FOR BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS CONNECTIONS:

Corteva values Chamber of Commerce engagements where conferences assist in business-to-business connections and matchmaking. 

USHCC – U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. America’s largest Hispanic business organization. The mission of USHCC is to "foster Hispanic economic development and to create sustainable prosperity for the benefit of American society.”

USPAACC – US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce. The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is the oldest and largest national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing all Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services.

NBCC - National Black Chamber of Commerce. The National Black Chamber of Commerce® is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States and via interaction with the Black Diaspora.

For Canada:

WEConnect International - is a global network that connects women-owned businesses to qualified buyers around the world. WEConnect International identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises based outside of the U.S. that are at least 51% owned, as well as managed and controlled by one or more women, and then connects them with multinational corporate buyers.

CAMSC – Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council. Their aim is to champion business relationships and economic growth of the Canadian supply chain through the inclusion of Aboriginals and Minority suppliers. Associated with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), CAMSC is also a member of SDAC (Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada) and GSDA (Global Supplier Diversity Alliance). 

NGLCC Global – is the international division of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. It is a network comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) Chambers of Commerce and Business Networks all over the world. It is devoted to promoting economic empowerment as well as inclusive economic growth for LGBTI people and LGBTI-owned businesses. As a network, it builds on the strengths of each partner and shares best practices, while also developing a more thorough understanding of the challenges that LGBTI people and business owners face. NGLCC Global aims to increase the registration of LGBTI-owned businesses to connect them with multinational corporations and international affiliate chamber leaders to increase their business opportunities.