Opportunities for diverse-owned businesses have never been more abundant!
Data finds that DE&I in the workplace increases profitability; differing backgrounds, ideas, and experiences are proven to contribute to better business strategies, leading companies to increase their internal and external diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) efforts. According to research from Bain & Company and Coupa, corporate spending on diverse suppliers rose an average of 54% in recent years.
Diverse-owned businesses are those companies that are at least 51% owned and operated by members of historically underrepresented groups, including:
If you belong to one or more of these groups, consider taking the step to secure your certification!
Certified diverse-owned businesses have proven to meet the specific requirements for a diverse category. There are numerous certifications and methods of obtaining proof and there is no one size fits all. It’s important to find the
Certifications are issued by federal, state, or local government agencies, or even third parties. Each type of diversity certification has its unique criteria, and some organizations may require an on-site facility visit.
Certification is worth it. EASE is happy to help you get there!
Diverse carriers make up a small portion of the logistics industry – but companies with diversity goals are on the rise!
According to Zippia, there are more than 689,930 professional truck drivers in the U.S., but only 17.9% are Hispanic or Latino, 15.7% are female, 14.4% are Black or African American, and 4% of all professional truck drivers are LGBTQIA+. Veterans make up 10% of all truck drivers, but 25% of all veterans are professional truck drivers – that’s one out of every four veterans.
EASE has set out to connect diverse carriers to the opportunities that our customers have reserved just for you.
At EASE, we are passionate about building a diverse and inclusive carrier network. EASE has launched a Certified Diverse-Owned Carrier program to recruit diverse-owned carriers for dedicated lanes and exclusive opportunities.
Diverse-owned or otherwise, there is plenty of freight to go around! EASE offers a variety of benefits for all carriers in its network, including:
What are you waiting for?