The Women's Business Enterprises National Council (WBENC) certification for women-owned businesses is one of the most widely recognized and respected certifications in the nation. Founded in 1997, WBENC works to foster diversity in the world of commerce and to encourage the utilization and expansion of supplier/vendor diversity programs. Through its benchmarking surveys and ongoing research and interaction with certified women's business enterprises, WBENC helps to expand and enhance supplier diversity programs throughout the nation and has become the leading source of information on trends in supplier diversity programs for women's business enterprises.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is the trusted source across the globe for product compliance. Benefiting a range of customers, from manufacturers and retailers, to consumers and regulating bodies, UL has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for over a century. An independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization, UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials, and systems annually with 21 billion UL Marks appearing on 71,000 manufacturers' products each year. UL's worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 66 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 104 countries.