ESC has been certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council as an accredited Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). This certification is renewed yearly and is stringently reviewed. It is with great honor that ESC has holds this achievement.
By being WBE Certified we have also achieved certification with the Pennsylvania Department of General Services (PADGS) and are registered with the Philadelphia Office of Economic Opportunity (Phila OEO).
ESC has been awarded certification from the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program (PA UCP). This certifies ESC as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).
“WBENC provides and manages the development, enforcement and implementation of its gold standard of certification, which is nationally accepted by thousands of major corporations and a select group of government entities. WBENC certification is a rigorous, multi-faceted business application and review process that is conducted by a trained Certification Review Committee to ensure that women owned businesses applying for certification are 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or group of women. This stipulation is a requirement on which WBENC was founded as a key service to Corporate Members interested in doing business with women owned businesses.”
“The purpose of the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program (PA UCP) is to provide “one-stop shopping” for firms seeking certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26 and as an Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) in accordance with 49 CFR Part 23. The PA UCP makes all certification decisions on behalf of all agencies and organizations in the Commonwealth with respect to participation in the DBE and ACDBE Programs.”
“As part of our mission here at the OEO, we work with the Philadelphia business community to build internal and external alliances with Minority (“MBE”), Women (“WBE”) or Disabled (“DSBE”) owned business enterprises (collectively “M/W/DSBEs), with the City of Philadelphia, and with private industries to help develop strong, mutually beneficial relationships that facilitate successful networking opportunities.”