PORTSMOUTH, NH – March 2, 2018– Absolute Resource Associates (ARA), an environmental firm in Portsmouth, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Center for Women & Enterprise, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Susan Sylvester, President of ARA, says she’s excited about this new certification for a few different reasons. “Of course we’re excited to create new business partnerships within the WBENC community, and we’re also very proud to be part of any efforts that help level the playing field for women-owned businesses.”
WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman (or women). WBENC certificants benefit from events and networking opportunities that connect them with supplier diversity experts, government and corporate procurement professionals, and other industry and thought leaders throughout the U.S.
By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs. WBENC fosters the idea that “diversity promotes innovation, opens doors, and creates partnerships that fuel the economy.”
About Absolute Resource Associates (ARA): ARA provides a broad range of environmental services to clients throughout New England & beyond. Services include Environmental Laboratory Testing, Indoor Air Quality Services as well as complete Environmental Project Management. ARA is Woman Owned WOSB, EDWOSB, SDB, DBE, WBENC, NELAC, ISO/IEC 17025 and DoD ELAP accredited.