At Unum, we are committed to diversity in all aspects of our business, including those suppliers and partners who share our values of integrity, quality and efficiency. The success of minority- and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) enriches the communities in which we live and serve. As part of this commitment, we offer MWBEs an opportunity to compete on an equal basis with other suppliers to provide quality products and services to us while delivering outstanding value to our shareholders.
If you are an MWBE and would like to qualify for Unum's Supplier Diversity Program, you must be certified by a third party and submit a copy of certification when registering with us. Please note that registration in our supplier database is not a guarantee of business and contracts are not awarded solely based on MWBE certified status.
Unum is a national corporate member of the National Minority Development Council (NMSDC), and is a member of several regional councils. These councils allow us to increase our exposure and subsequent spending within the regional MWBE community.
The NMSDC's mission is to provide a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses
, and 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.
In addition to a national office, the NMSDC network includes 37 regional councils across the country. There are 3,500 corporate members throughout the network, including most of America's largest publicly-owned, privately-owned and foreign-owned companies, as well as universities, hospitals and other buying institutions. The regional councils
certify and match more than 15,000 minority-owned businesses (Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American) with member corporations which want to purchase goods and services.
Unum is also a National Corporate Member of Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC
). This site contains profiles of more than 9,000 certified woman-owned businesses (WBEs) throughout North America via WBENCLink, their online searchable database.
For additional information on how to become accredited as a minority business, please visit the NMSDC website
for more information.
To learn how to become certified as a woman-owned business, please visit the Women's Enterprise Business National Council website
for more information.
For more information regarding Unum's Supplier Diversity Program, please contact us at email@example.com