Supplier Diversity

At Medtronic we strive for a base of high-quality diverse suppliers, which strengthens our ability to fulfill our Mission — to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. Beyond the benefits to our business, supplier diversity also aligns with Tenet 6 of the Medtronic Mission to maintain good corporate citizenship. By fulfilling these values, we are positively impacting patient lives through our therapies and our operations.

Geoff Martha: “At Medtronic, we believe diversity drives better business results. This includes creating a diverse supply chain – one that delivers exceptional quality, while also benefiting the patients and physicians we serve and the broader communities in which we operate. Further, we gain a competitive advantage through the product innovation and flexibility delivered by a diverse supplier base.”

Geoff Martha
Medtronic 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 an 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)