Our Suppliers

Definition

To be considered for our Supplier Diversity Program, you must maintain current certification by an accepted certifying body as a minority or women-owned business enterprise. For Macy’s, the accepted third party certifying organizations are the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) or affiliate, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) or affiliate, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) or the appropriate State or Federal agency.

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE): Minority group members are United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American. Ownership by minority individuals means the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals i.e. the management and daily operations are controlled by those minority group members. The minority business must obtain certification by an affiliate council of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).

Women Business Enterprise (WBE): A Women's Business Enterprise, commonly referred to as a WBE, is an independent business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or Legal Resident Aliens; whose business formation and principal place of business are in the U.S. or its territories; and whose management and daily operation is controlled by a woman with industry expertise. The minority business must obtain certification by an affiliate council of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBTBE): LGBT-owned business is a for profit business that is at least 51% owned, operated, managed, and controlled by an LGBT person or persons who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. The LGBT owned business must obtain certification by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).

Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE): A veteran-owned business is a for profit business that is 51% owned, operated and controlled by United States citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents that are US military veterans. The veteran-owned business must obtain certification by the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC).