Supplier Diversity

Small Business and Supplier Diversity at DuPont

Thank you for your interest in conducting business with DuPont. The information provided here applies to US and Puerto Rico.

For almost 4 decades, DuPont has made a commitment to supplier diversity as a business strategy that displays commitment by DuPont to equal opportunity, satisfies the Voice of DuPont Customers, complies with all Laws and Regulations, and sustains the economic development of diverse firms in the communities where they are located and the economy as a whole.

It is the policy of DuPont to identify and include small (veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, women-owned, HUBZone, disadvantaged-owned businesses) and diverse (women and minority owned) businesses among its sources of supply and to assist in the development of these businesses into competitive suppliers in accordance with DuPont Core Values. All DuPont businesses are responsible for implementation of this Policy which will be executed by DuPont Sourcing and Logistics. 

In addition, DuPont also includes Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Institutions, AbilityOne and businesses owned by persons with disabilities as key focus areas.

To be invited to compete for DuPont business, as with all suppliers, a small or diverse supplier must meet qualification requirements including industry expertise, innovation of services/products/goods, the capability needed to deliver, competitiveness, sound financial standing, operational and safety standards and adherence to DuPont Core Values of Safety & Health, Environmental Stewardship, Highest Ethical Standards and Respect for People.


  • A diverse business is a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States, which is owned, operated and controlled by a minority, woman, veteran, or disabled individual. Ownership means the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals and the management and daily operations are controlled by those groups.
  • A small business is a for profit enterprise, with a place of business located in the United States, which together with its affiliates must meet the numerical size standards as defined in the Small Business Size Regulations,13 CFR 121.
WBENC Top Corporation
DuPont was named a 2014 Top Corporation by WBENC (Women's Business Enterprise National Council) for having a distinguished supplier diversity program.
DuPont Vice President Shelley Stewart, Jr. received the Chief Procurement Officer of the Year Award from the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).