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SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

our commitment

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.

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A Message from 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 Chairman and CEO

GETTING STARTED

Medtronic actively seeks out diverse-owned business able to assist in meeting our mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.

Diverse-owned and small businesses meeting the below criteria are invited to register in the Medtronic Supplier Registration Portal (MSRP) as a first step toward pursuing a business relationship.

CERTIFICATION

See the appropriate classification below for certification requirements. Note that all small businesses must register in the System for Award Management (SAM)  and the Medtronic Supplier Registration Portal.

Note:  Certifications and portal registration are not to be considered as a guarantee of conducting business with Medtronic. Supplier selection is based on several factors, including pricing, delivery capabilities, service, and innovation.

Our U.S. Supplier Diversity program encompasses the following classifications:

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Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

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)

REGISTRATION

If you meet the certification requirements below and are interested in doing business with Medtronic, you must first register on the Medtronic Supplier Registration Portal (MSRP). The portal provides our sourcing personnel with access to detailed supplier capability profiles, and is used to validate certifications and diversity status of both potential and current suppliers.

  • Registration is not a guarantee of future business.
  • For MSRP registration issues, click on the Support button (please do not contact Medtronic).
  • To be recognized as a diverse supplier your company must be registered in the appropriate certification database and copies of related certification documents uploaded in MSRP.
  • Profiles must be updated annually in MSRP with current certifications.

SOURCING WITH DIVERSE SUPPLIERS

Sourcing personnel use the Medtronic Supplier Registration Portal (MSRP) to search for suppliers with a capability profile matching their sourcing needs. Registered suppliers may be contacted directly by sourcing personnel who use contact information listed in the profile.

Additionally, Medtronic has active membership in community partners fostering a diverse supply base. We attend the national and regional networking opportunities hosted by these groups to find best in class diverse suppliers. Find our Team at events hosted by these and other organizations:

  • US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
  • Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Women’s Business Development Council
  • National Veteran Business Development Council
  • Disability: IN
  • National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • Small Business Administration
  • Diverse Alliance for Science

Search for Medtronic among the registered attendees of regional and national events hosted by the above organizations.

Medtronic encourages our strategic partners to share in a commitment to diverse suppliers by committing to fostering supplier diversity within their supply chain. Medtronic suppliers participating in the Tier II demonstrate greater alignment with our values and reinforce their strategic position within our supply base. Suppliers may learn more and enroll by visiting the Tier II program page , UNITIER, hosted by our 3rd party partner.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

In addition to the internal benefits Medtronic gains from best-in-class suppliers that are diverse, positive external impacts also occur. Medtronic understands that leveraging non-clinical assets such as supply chain can have a positive impact on the communities we serve.

Program impacts are detailed in the Medtronic Integrated Performance Report on an annual basis. For our Medtronic provider partners tracking this more closely, we also offer a quarterly Medtronic Tier II Spend Report. Current partners interested in this report may request distribution by emailing rs.supplierdiversity@medtronic.com .

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