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.

Omar Ishrak: "A diverse supply chain – focused on the highest standards of quality – benefits 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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Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

A business that is at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a minority group with member(s) of one of the following ethnicities: African American, Asian-Indian American, Asian-Pacific American, Hispanic American, Native American. To be recognized by Medtronic as a MBE, a company must be actively certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).

Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

Disabled Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)

Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

Historically Underutilized Business Zone Small Business (HUBZone)

Veteran Business Enterprise

Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise

Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

Small Business (SB)