Diversity Indicators - Standard

Meet your diversity goals with access to the leading source of diversity data collected from over 400 sources. Access our database of more than 5.3 million socio-economic classifications and over 20 million small business indicators to find qualified suppliers that meet your needs.

Match your supplier file with D&B’s database to append diversity indicators and determine the diversity in your supply base. Add additional suppliers to meet company goals, comply with corporate, federal, state, and Tier 2 requirements such as 294/295 reporting. Avoid suppliers on government control lists, including OFAC, or who have EPA or OSHA violations. And, document how much you spend with diverse suppliers.

Requirements & Options

When requesting this D&B Direct product, a valid D-U-N-S Number for a company, its country code, and the appropriate product code will be required. If this information is not available, refer to obtaining a company D-U-N-S Number for assistance. A trade up option exists to request data for the headquarters when the requested organization is a branch.

When ordering information for organizations located in Germany, customers are required to provide a valid order reason code. A list of possible values is included on the respective SOAP or REST operation page.

NOTE: The product code for Diversity Indicators - Standard is DVR_STD. This product may be included in the Monitoring process.

Business Elements

The following table is an alphabetical list of the unique items delivered in this data layer. Legend: [C] = may be included in a Custom Data product; [M] = may be referenced by the Monitoring process; [M+] = Monitored using an aggregate or attribute XPath.

NOTE: This product will return a set of standard elements (e.g. D-U-N-S Number, Organization Name, Trade Styles, Family Tree Role, Primary Address, Mailing Address, Telephone Number, Fax Number, et al.) along with the business elements listed. In addition, customers who compare the following table to the Data Primer should be advised of several intentional differences.

Name Description XML* JSON*
8A Certification Indicator When TRUE it indicates that a business meets the eligibility criteria established by the Small Business Administration for small companies owned by socially and economically disadvantaged persons, so that they may bid and obtain federal government contracts and other assistance to develop their business. The business owner must be eligible under the same rules and guidelines set down by the federal government. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Indicator When TRUE it indicates the business is certified as a Federal Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise in accordance with U.S. Federal ACDBE regulations (49 CFR Part 23). [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Alaskan Native Corporation Indicator When set to TRUE indicates that the tribe is an Alaskan Native Corporation. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Certified Small Business Indicator When set to TRUE indicates that the business is small certified by a federal, state or local government agency or organization as having met all of the government standards that award eligibility. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Indicator When TRUE it indicates whether a business is recognized by the state of California, meaning a veteran of the U.S. military, naval, or air service, with a service-connected disability of at least 10% or more and who is a California resident; where at least 51% is owned by disabled veteran/s and conducts daily business management and control. The home office can not be a branch or subsidiary of a foreign corporation, foreign firm or other foreign-based business. Can repeat up to two times. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Disabled-Owned Business Indicator When set to TRUE it indicates that a business is a least 51% owned by one or more disabled persons who control and operate the business. Control in this context means exercising the power to make policy decisions and operate means to be actively involved [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Indicator When TRUE it indicates a business that is certified by a federal, state or local government agency as having met all of the government standards that award eligibility, but may include women, minority, disabled and other disadvantaged as a result of economic disadvantages with respect to education, employment, residence or business location or social disadvantage and lack of business training. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Disadvantaged Veteran Enterprise Indicator When TRUE it indicates that the business entity is owned and controlled by Disadvantaged Veterans. Can repeat up to two times. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
HUB Zone Certified Business Indicator When TRUE indicates that this organization is certified by the US Small Business Administration as being a recipient of the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone program. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Labor Surplus Area Indicator When TRUE it indicates that this organization is certified as a business that operates in a labor surplus area. A labor surplus area is a geographical area identified by the Department of Labor as an area of concentrated unemployment or underemployment or an area of labor surplus. When FALSE it indicates that this organization is not certified as a business that operates in a labor surplus area; however as this is the assumed condition there is no requirement to create this tag to represent this fact. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Minority Business Enterprise Indicator When TRUE it indicates that a business is certified by a federal, state or local government agency through an application and/or premise visit process as having met all of the government standards and requirements. Can repeat up to five times. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Minority College Indicator When set to TRUE it indicates that this organization is a college or university where the profile of the majority of students is of minority ethnicity. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Minority Owned Indicator When set to TRUE indicates that this organization is certified as a business that is greater than 50% owned by and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more minority group members. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Out of Business Indicator Text that records the operating status of the business. [C] SOAP REST
Political District Text recording a distinct territorial subdivision for holding a separate election for one or more seats in a legislative body to which this address belongs. In the U.S. this is a number. In the U.K. this is text that describes the U.K. Constituency. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Indicator When set to TRUE it indicates that a business is at least 51% owned by one or more veterans with a disability that is service connected. The term “service connected” means, with respect to disability, that such disability was incurred or aggravated, in th [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Small Business Indicator When TRUE indicates that this organization is certified as a small business, and has been certified by a federal, state or local government agency or organization as having met all of the government standards that award eligibility. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Small Disadvantaged Business Indicator When set to TRUE indicates that this organization is certified as a business that is greater than 50% owned by and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged persons. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Veteran Business Enterprise Indicator When TRUE it indicates whether Small Business Concerns are owned and controlled by veterans not less than 51% owned by one or more veterans and in the case of a publicly owned business not less than 51% of the stock is owned by one or more veterans. Can repeat up to two times. [C] SOAP REST
Veteran Owned Indicator When TRUE it indicates that the business entity is owned and controlled by a Veteran. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Vietnam Veteran Owned Indicator When TRUE it indicates whether a business is a least 51% owned by one or more Vietnam Veterans who served between 1/1/59 and 5/7/75 and have control and operate the business. Can repeat up to two times. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Woman-Owned Business Enterprise Indicator When TRUE it indicates whether a business is certified by a federal, state or local government agency as having met all of the government standards and requirements. Can repeat up to five times. [C] [M+] SOAP REST
Woman-Owned Indicator When set to TRUE it indicates that this organization is certified as a business that is greater than 50% owned by and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more female persons. The percentage of ownership requirement may [C] [M+] SOAP REST

*The links in this column provide the technical characteristics for the data field of the respective business element in the XML or JSON response.

The preceding list is not presented in the order, nor manner, in which the information is packaged and delivered via the D&B Direct API.

While data for a particular company may not contain values for all of the business elements, there may be items that are considered by D&B to be essential to yield the maximum benefit of a data layer. If any of these essential elements do not contain a value for a particular company, an error code will be returned, and your organization will not incur a usage credit for the request.

The Product Availability Lookup feature may be utilized to determine if this D&B Direct product is available for a given D-U-N-S Number.

Additional Details

Access to this information is provided on a metered basis; and will require data layer entitlement prior to use in the production environment. A built-in feature exists to prevent duplicate billing when multiple requests with the same D-U-N-S Number and product code are submitted on the same calendar day (which is based on Eastern Standard Time [GMT-5]).

An option exists to retain the results from all successful requests for this product in a Product Request Archive, which may be retrieved without incurring additional usage charges.

Related Topics

Diversity Indicators - Enhanced.

Documentation for Previous Version

Diversity Indicators - Standard (v3.0)

Technical Specification

For details on how to obtain this data layer, please refer to the Firmographic.OrderProduct (SOAP) or Firmographic.OrderProduct (REST) page.

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