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Ownership Certification


Northern Trust requires that minority-owned status is certified.

Northern Trust requires minority, women and disabled business enterprises (MWDBEs) that participate in its program to be certified. Certification is a process that involves a thorough investigation of a firm's background, daily management, ownership and control to verify its MWD status.

Northern Trust does not certify suppliers. The Corporation accepts certification from various government and reputable private agencies, such as:

  • The National Minority Supplier Development Council and its regional affiliates
  • The Women Business Enterprise National Council
  • The Association for Disabled Veterans
  • Small Business Administration
  • State and local governments

Proof of current certification must be submitted upon request.