As more corporations and government agencies integrate supplier diversity as a key component within an overall diversity and inclusion strategy, progress continues to be made in recognizing and elevating disability-owned businesses within supplier diversity programs. The 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI) results not only highlight leading business practices but illustrate the opportunities to further advance disability inclusion.
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Disability:IN’s Supplier Diversity program is the leading third-party certifier of disability-owned business enterprises (DOBE®s), including Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (V-DOBE™s) and Service-Disabled Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (SDV-DOBE™s). Learn more about the Supplier Diversity Program.
30% of companies recognize DOBE®s, V-DOBE™s, and SDV-DOBE™s on their Supplier Diversity web pages
48% of companies recognize third-party organizations that certify disability-owned businesses on their supplier diversity pages
37% of companies include disability in their RFP language
25% of companies include disability in Tier 2 requirements
41% of companies have a Supplier Diversity Council or Committee