How does D&B ensure that DUNS records are up-to-date and contain appropriate, relevant information?
D&B maintains the world’s largest business information database, featuring more than 130 million records from 192 countries. These records range from large, publicly traded companies to small, privately held businesses and sole proprietorships, as well both governmental and non-governmental institutions. We maintain data on each company listing, ranging from basic identification (e.g. legal business name, tradestyle name, physical address, mailing address and phone number) to more value-added intelligence (e.g. corporate linkage, NAICS/SIC codes, employee size (on both an individual location and company-wide basis), and executive names and titles). D&B’s global database is also the world’s most up-to-date, bolstered by a $250 million annual investment in data collection and maintenance. This expenditure enables us to incorporate more than 1.5 million daily updates to our business information. In addition to D&B-initiated data collection, authorized representatives of companies (see #1