Supplier Diversity

At Medtronic, we strive for a diverse base of high-quality suppliers, which strengthens our ability to fulfill our Mission — to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.


“A diverse supply chain — focused on the highest standards of quality — benefits our communities and the diverse patients and physicians we serve. We also gain a competitive advantage through the innovation and flexibility of a diverse supplier base.

Omar Ishrak
Medtronic Chairman and CEO

Our U.S. Supplier Diversity program encompasses the following classifications:
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Small Business (SB)

A firm, including its affiliates, which is independently owned and operated, is not dominant in its field of operation, and qualifies as a small business under the criteria and size standards in 13 CFR part 121 (see FAR 19.102). A table of small business size standards can be found on the SBA website. To be recognized by Medtronic as a SB, a company must meet the size requirements listed on the SBA website and be certified and registered as such in the System for Award Management (SAM) website

Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

Historically Underutilized Business Zone Small Business (HUBZone)

Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

Women Business Enterprise (WBE)