DNBSame History

Many people believe the data revolution began in recent years. At Dun & Bradstreet, we take a slightly different view. We turn the clock back to July 20, 1841 – the day we set up shop as The Mercantile Agency in New York City. Founded by Lewis Tappan, the agency helped spark a business information revolution by creating a network of correspondents that served as a source of reliable, consistent and objective credit information. Dun & Bradstreet has grown considerably since the early days to retain its lead in the market by providing its customers with solutions and expert advice to enable them to take reliable credit, marketing as well as purchasing decisions.


OUR VALUES – Dun & Bradstreet Bedrock of our Business

Company values are often thought of as “soft” beliefs championed by an organization. But here at OUR VALUES – Dun & Bradstreet Bedrock of our Business, they’re actually the bedrock of our business. Our values are the constant touchstone of our community; they guide our behavior and anchor our decisions. The Dun & Bradstreet family is…

Data-Inspired – We’re passionate about the power of data. It’s at the heart of everything we do.

Relentlessly Curious – We embrace the change in the world around us. We know it brings new problems to solve, new things to learn and new ways to grow.

Inherently Generous – We succeed by helping others succeed. We openly share our time and talent, and we confidently welcome the help of others.

Learn more about our Corporate Responsibility program and the communities we’ve partnered with to improve social and economic well-being around the world.

Our values are those of a company that puts relationships first.