Opportunity to Serve the Disability Community
The National Certification Committee serves a vital role in reviewing and determining the outcome of certification applications received from disability entrepreneurs, along with overseeing supplier certification policies. Want to serve on this important committee? The NCC is currently seeking additional members drawn from among our corporate partners to help address the rapid influx of disability supplier applications that we are experiencing.
The time commitment is 2-4 hours per month. All file reviews are performed virtually and committee meetings (except for one) are held via teleconference. The Supplier Diversity staff will provide 1-2 hours of training and the signing of a non-disclosure agreement is required. It is helpful for members to have experience in finance, accounting, legal, etc., but any business professional will be welcome.
Certification is a fundamental requirement for disability business owners to participate in corporate supply chains. Disability:IN Corporate Partner shares, “I am honored to serve on the Disability: IN Certification Committee to support the growth of disabled and service disabled owned businesses within corporate supply chains. This great organization can’t be successful without the support of corporate volunteers.” If you are interested in participating, please contact Cami Turcotte, Coordinator, Supplier Diversity Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
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