Diversity Indicators - Enhanced

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 - Enhanced is DVR_ENH. This product may be included in the Monitoring process.

Data Privacy

This product returns information that, in some jurisdictions, is considered personally identifiable information (PII). D&B customers that are entitled to request this product (and any third-parties that may be assisting with their implementation) are bound to the data privacy terms specified in the D&B Direct agreement.

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 Case Number The certification number given by SBA which is usually 6 digits in length. [M+] SOAP REST
8A Certification Code A code describing the level to which a source data provider applies due diligence to endorse the subject authoritatively as having met certain requirements to be granted the classification. [M+] SOAP REST
8A Certification Expiration Date The date when the SBA-granted certification expires. Date format is YYYYMMDD. [M+] SOAP REST
8A Certification Indicator When 'true' 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. [M] SOAP REST
8A Certification Start Date The date when the certification was granted by the SBA. Date format is YYYYMMDD. [M+] SOAP REST
8A Data Provider Code A code describing the classification level for the source providing the indicator. [M+] SOAP REST
8A Data Provider Name Text recording the name of the source from which the 8A indicator was obtained. [M+] SOAP REST
8A Date Received by D&B The date when the certification information of the business as an 8A certified organization was processed by D&B. The 8(A) program is a U.S. business development program to help small disadvantaged businesses compete and access the federal procurement ma [M+] SOAP REST
8A Verification Code A code describing the level to which a source data provider applies due diligence to endorse the subject authoritatively as having met certain requirements to be granted the classification. [M+] SOAP REST
Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Indicator When 'true' 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). [M] SOAP REST
Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Source Country Code The two-letter country code, defined in the ISO 3166-1 scheme published by International Organization for Standardization (ISO), identifying the country for this address.‎‪ Can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Source Level A code describing the classification level for the source providing the indicator. [M+] SOAP REST
Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Source Name The name of the source from which the Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise indicator was obtained. Can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Source State/Province Abbreviated Name Text recording the shortened name of the locally governed area which forms part of a centrally governed nation. For example 'NJ' for the US State New Jersey within Country United States of America. Can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Alaskan Native Corporation Indicator When 'true' indicates that the tribe is an Alaskan Native Corporation. [M] SOAP REST
Certified Small Business Certification Expiration Date The date marking the expiration of the Small Business Certification, as issued by the certifying authority. This element can repeat up to three times. [M+] SOAP REST
Certified Small Business Certification Number A number that uniquely identifies the Certified Small Business Certification provided by the certifying body. The use of this number varies from entity to entity and may or may not be present. Can repeat up to three times. [M+] SOAP REST
Certified Small Business Certification Start Date The date marking the start of the Small Business Certification, as issued by the certifying authority. Can repeat up to three times. [M+] SOAP REST
Certified Small Business Indicator When 'true' indicates that the business is certified by a federal, state or local government agency or organization to be eligible for certain small business opportunities, such as government contracts. [M] SOAP REST
Certified Small Business Source Code Name Text recording the name of the source from which the Certified Small Business indicator was obtained. Can repeat up to three times. [M+] SOAP REST
Certified Small Business Source Level Code An alpha code indicating the level of the source providing the indicator, for example, federal, state, or city government or association. Can repeat up to three times. [M+] SOAP REST
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Indicator When 'true' 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 [M] SOAP REST
Disabled-Owned Business Indicator When 'true' 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 [M] SOAP REST
Disabled-Owned Certification - Verification Status When 'true' indicates that this status has been verified through a D&B call center campaign. This element can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Disabled-Owned Certification Code A code describing the level to which a source data provider applies due diligence to endorse the subject authoritatively as having met certain requirements to be granted the classification. Can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Disabled-Owned Certification Expiration Date The date on which the certification period for this organization as disabled-owned expires. Can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Disabled-Owned Certification Number The Disabled-Owned Certification Identification number provided by the certifying body. The use of this number varies from entity to entity and may or may not be present. Can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Disabled-Owned Certification Start Date The date on which the certification period for this organization as disabled-owned begins. Can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Disabled-Owned Date Received by D&B The date when the data was received by D&B from the source indicating the business entity is a Disabled-Owned Business. Can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Disabled-Owned Source Code Name Text recording the name of the source from which the Disabled-Owned indicator was obtained. Examples include SBA, NJDOT, etc‎‪. Can repeat up to two times.‬ [M+] SOAP REST
Disabled-Owned Source Level Code An alpha code value indicating the level of the source providing the indicator, for example, federal, state, or city government or association. [M+] SOAP REST
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Code A code describing the level to which a source data provider applies due diligence to endorse the subject authoritatively as having met certain requirements to be granted the classification‎‪ of Disadvantaged Business. Can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Code - Verification Status When 'true' indicates that this status has been verified through a D&B call center campaign. Can repeat two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Expiration Date The date marking the expiration of the certification of this business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. Can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Number The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Identification number provided by the certifying body. The use of this number varies from entity to entity and may or may not be present.‎‪ Can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Start Date The date my which the business was certified as a Disadvantaged Business. Can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Date Received by D&B The date when the disadvantaged enterprise detail data was processed by D&B from the source. Can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Indicator When 'true' 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. [M] SOAP REST
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Source Code Name Text recording the name of the source from which the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise indicator was obtained. Examples are: SBA, NJDOT, etc. Can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Source Level Code An alpha code indicating the level of the source providing the indicator, for example, federal, state, or city government or association. [M+] SOAP REST
Disadvantaged Veteran Enterprise Indicator When 'true' indicates that the business entity is owned and controlled by Disadvantaged Veterans. Can repeat up to two times. [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. [M] SOAP REST
Labor Surplus Area Indicator When 'true' indicates that this organization is certified as a business that operates in a labor surplus area, which is a geographical area identified by the Department of Labor as an area of concentrated unemployment or underemployment or an area of labor [M] SOAP REST
Minority Business Enterprise Indicator When 'true' 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. [M] SOAP REST
Minority Certification - Verification Status A code describing the level to which a source data provider applies due diligence to endorse the subject authoritatively as having met certain requirements to be granted the classification. This element can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Minority Certification Expiration Date The date on which the business is no longer certified. Date format is YYYYMMDD. Can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Minority Certification Indicator A code describing the level to which a source data provider applies due diligence to endorse the subject authoritatively as having met certain requirements to be granted the classification. This element can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Minority Certification Number A number that identifies an organization as minority certified and provided by the certifying body. The use of this number varies from entity to entity and may or may not be present. It may contain special characters such as hyphens. Can repeat up to fi [M+] SOAP REST
Minority Certification Start Date The date on which the certification period for this organization begins. Can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Minority Classification Code A code describing the type of minority business. Can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Minority College Indicator When 'true' indicates that this organization is a college or university where the profile of the majority of students is of minority ethnicity. [M] SOAP REST
Minority Data Date Received by D&B The date when the minority owned details data was processed by D&B from the source. Date format is YYYYMMDD. Can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Minority Data Provider Name identifying the source from which this socio economic data was originally obtained by D&B. [M+] SOAP REST
Minority Owned Indicator When '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. [M] SOAP REST
Minority Source Level Code A code describing the classification level for the source providing the indicator. Can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Out of Business Indicator Text that records the operating status of the business. 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. [M+] SOAP REST
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Indicator When 'true' 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 the line of duty in the active military, naval or air service. (38 U.S.C. ‘101(16)). Can repeat up to two times. [M] SOAP REST
Small Business Indicator When 'true' indicates that the subject qualifies as small business, eligible for assistance from SBA, with a place of business located in the United States. It must operate primarily within the United States or make a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor. Together with its affiliates, it must meet the numerical size standards as defined in the Small Business Size Regulations 13 CFR 121. [M] SOAP REST
Small Disadvantaged Business Certification Indicator When 'true' indicates the level to which a source data provider applies due diligence to endorse the subject authoritatively as having met certain requirements to be granted the classification. [M+] SOAP REST
Small Disadvantaged Business Date Received by D&B The date when the certification information of the business as a Small Disadvantaged Business was obtained by D&B from the source. [M+] SOAP REST
Small Disadvantaged Business Expiration Date The date when the certification information of the business as a Small Disadvantaged Business expires. [M+] SOAP REST
Small Disadvantaged Business Indicator When '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. [M] SOAP REST
Small Disadvantaged Business Source Level Code A code describing the classification level for the source providing the indicator. [M+] SOAP REST
Small Disadvantaged Business Source Name Text recording the name of the source from which the Small Disadvantaged Business indicator was obtained. [M+] SOAP REST
Small Disadvantaged Business Start Date The date when the certification information of the business as a Small Disadvantaged Business begins. [M+] SOAP REST
Small Disadvantaged Business Verification Indicator When 'true' indicates the level to which a source data provider applies due diligence to endorse the subject authoritatively as having met certain requirements to be granted the classification. [M+] SOAP REST
Veteran Business Enterprise Indicator When 'true' 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 r SOAP REST
Veteran Certification - Verification Status When 'true' indicates that this status has been verified through a D&B call center campaign. Can repeat two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Veteran Certification Expiration Date The expiration date marking the certification of the business as Veteran Owned. [M+] SOAP REST
Veteran Certification Indicator When 'true' indicates that data provider is certified to endorse the subject as a Veteran owned business authoritatively. When 'false' indicates that this data provider is not certified to endorse the subject authoritatively.‎‪ Can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Veteran Certification Number A number recording the Veteran Certification Identification provided by the certifying body. The use of this number varies from entity to entity and may or may not be present. Can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Veteran Certification Start Date The date by which the business was certified as a Veteran Owned Business. Can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Veteran Owned Detail Date Received by D&B The date by which the veteran-owned detail data was processed by D&B from the source. Date format is YYYYMMDD. [M+] SOAP REST
Veteran Owned Indicator When 'true' indicates that the business entity is owned and controlled by a Veteran. [M] SOAP REST
Veteran Source Code Name Text recording the name of the source from which the Veteran indicator was obtained. Examples are: SBA, DBV - D&B Verified, DBC - D&B Collected, NJDOT, etc. Can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Veteran Source Level Code An alpha code indicating the level of the source providing the indicator, for example, federal, state, or city government or association. Can repeat up to two times. [M+] SOAP REST
Vietnam Veteran Owned Indicator When 'true' 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. [M] SOAP REST
Woman-Owned Business Enterprise Indicator When 'true' 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. [M] SOAP REST
Woman-Owned Certification - Verification Status When 'true' indicates that this status has been verified through a D&B call center campaign. This element can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Woman-Owned Certification Expiration Date The expiration date of the certification of the business as Woman-Owned. Can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Woman-Owned Certification Indicator A code describing the level to which a source data provider applies due diligence to endorse the subject authoritatively as having met certain requirements to be granted the classification. Choices are yes, no or null. Can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Woman-Owned Certification Number The number that is assigned by a certifying body to Woman-Owned organizations. The use of this number varies from entity to entity and may or may not be present. Can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Woman-Owned Certification Start Date The date by which the data regarding woman-owned certification was sent to D&B. Date format is YYYYMMDD. Can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Woman-Owned Date Received by D&B The date that the Woman-Owned certification information was received by D&B from the source. Can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Woman-Owned Indicator When '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 female persons. The percentage of ownership requirement may [M] SOAP REST
Woman-Owned Source Code Name Text recording the name of the source from which the Woman-Owned indicator was obtained. Examples are: SBA, DBV - D&B Verified, DBC - D&B Collected, NJDOT, etc. Can repeat up to five times. [M+] SOAP REST
Woman-Owned Source Level Code An alpha code indicating the level of the source providing the indicator, for example, federal, state, or city government or association. Can repeat up to five times. [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 - Standard.

Documentation for Previous Version

Diversity Indicators - Enhanced (v3.1)

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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