Women’s Business Enterprise Certification


wbencWomen’s Business Enterprise Certification

Pioneer Packaging of Phoenix is nationally-certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) company. WBENC’s national standard of certification is a process which includes a detailed review of the business as well as a site inspection. This certification process is designed to confirm that the business is majority owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

WBENC Background

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) was created in 1997 to serve as the leading national third-party certifier for women business enterprises. WBENC, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, developed nationally recognized women’s business enterprise certification standards. WBENC is an organization of corporate members.

WBENC certifies more than 12,000 WBEs nationally and provides business training, networking and matchmaking services. Major corporations have developed supplier diversity programs as a strategy to identify and engage qualified diverse suppliers for their supply base. Historically, corporations developed these programs to meet the requirements of one of their customers, the federal government. The federal government requires companies that they do business with to procure 5% of their goods and services from women and 5% from minorities.

Doing Business with a Certified Women-Owned Company

There are key advantages for doing business with a certified Women’s Business Enterprise National Council company like Pioneer Packaging.

  • If you are corporation with a supplier diversity program, you likely have percentage goals for outsourcing products and services to women-owned and minority-owned businesses. Pioneer Packaging meets the federal requirements for procuring goods from a woman-owned business.
  • If you a contractor or agency of the federal government, the government requires these companies to procure a minimum of 5% of their goods and services from a WBENC Certified Woman-owned business. As one of the nation’s premier packaging companies, Pioneer Packaging can provide any type of packaging your company needs while meeting the required procurement percentage under the federal contract.