Supplier Diversity

Our Policy

A commitment to support small and diverse suppliers, ensuring our supply base reflects who we are, and the communities in which we live.

It is the policy of DuPont that our businesses include and support high-performing, small and diverse suppliers in their supply chains as a component of our global commitment to diversity and inclusion. Ensuring our supply base reflects our customers, employees and the communities where we live, and work is a key business strategy.  This policy is enabled by Sourcing & Logistics and implemented by our businesses.

Leadership Commitment

“At DuPont, we’re proud to celebrate a long legacy of working with small and diverse suppliers who truly represent our global employee and customer base.  As early adopters of supplier diversity, we know the value these programs bring to our own strategic execution – a true game-changer for our business. While I’m extremely proud of our history, I’m even more excited about our future as we continue to seek partnerships with strategic and agile businesses, poised to deliver innovative products and services.  We know these relationships will continue to strengthen our business communities and create lasting value for our shareholders.”

Marc Doyle | CEO, DuPont


Diversity Classifications

At DuPont, we know that small and diverse suppliers are critical to our ability to win in the marketplace, due to their increased levels of agility, flexibility, and innovation. Spend with diverse companies in the following categories are recognized as part of the Supplier Diversity Program:

Minority Owned Business (MBE)
Women Owned Business (WBE)
Product Safety & Transparency

Managing and disclosing the health, safety and environmental impacts of products for all lifecycle stages

Water Stewardship

Understanding and managing water quality and scarcity issues across our global sites

Circular Economy

Redesigning, recycling, reusing and remanufacturing products, components and raw materials to keep them at their highest value use for as long as possible 

Health, safety, and well-being

Safeguarding and protecting our employees and communities by promoting health, safety and wellness


Minority Owned Business (MBE)

Minority group members are United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American. Ownership by minority individuals means the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals i.e. the management and daily operations are controlled by those minority group members.

For more information about MBE certification, visit the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s website at

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