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 our Global Procurement team and implemented by our businesses.

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Leadership Commitment

“Partnering with small and diverse businesses in the communities in which we live and work is something DuPont has been committed to for more than 45 years. Diversity, Equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is an integral piece of one of our core values, Respect for People. We believe in the power of diversity, both within our team and also with our suppliers. We are committed to strengthening our global community so that all voices can be heard and considered. We know that the more perspectives and experiences that are represented, the more opportunities there are for innovation. Beyond the strategic business aspect, DE&I is the right thing to do. We value our strategic relationships with suppliers and the significant role they play in assisting us to deliver on our Purpose to empower the world with the essential innovations to thrive. I am proud of our long history of collaborating with suppliers that represent our global employee and customer base, and look forward to continuing to expand our diverse supplier network.”

Miguel Gonzalez | CPO, 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 (MBE)


Women-Owned (WBE)


Veteran-Owned (VBE)






Small Business

Strengthening corporate diversity

Supplier Diversity Programs

As a global company, we recognize the value of a diverse supplier base providing the goods and services for our operations. Learn how our Supplier Diversity programs are helping qualified suppliers to meet the needs of DuPont. 

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Awards & Recognition

DuPont is proud to be recognized by our peers, our suppliers, and our industry year after year for our commitment to advancing supplier diversity.


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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Women-Owned Business (WBE)

A Women’s Business Enterprise, commonly referred to as a WBE, is an independent business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or Legal Resident Aliens; whose business formation and principal place of business are in the U.S. or its territories; and whose management and daily operation is controlled by a woman with industry expertise.

For more information about WBE certification, visit the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s website at

For WBEs based outside the U.S, visit WEConnect International’s website at

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Veteran-Owned Business (VBE)

A Veteran Business Enterprise, commonly referred to as a VBE, is an independent business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by a veteran (having served in the active military, naval or air service and was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable). For more information about VBE certification, visit the National Veteran Business Development Council’s website at or the Center for Veterans Enterprises at 

Additional information for veteran owned businesses is available at and 

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LGBTQ-Owned Business

A LGBT Business Enterprise, commonly referred to as an LGBTBE, is an independent business concern majority (at least 51%) owned, operated, managed, and controlled by an LGBT person or persons who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. The Business must exercise independence from any non-LGBT business enterprise, have its principal place of business (headquarters) in the United States and has been formed as a legal entity in the United States.

For more information about LGTBE certification, visit the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s website at

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Disability-Owned Business (DOBE)

Disability-owned Business Enterprise, commonly referred to as an DOBE, is an independent business which is 51% owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a person(s) with a disability. For more information about DOBE certification, visit the Disability:IN website at

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Small Businesses

Refer to the Small Business Administration’s, “What is a Small Business” website for help in determining what constitutes a small business concern. If you are considered a small, disadvantaged, woman owned, veteran, service-disabled veteran or HUB Zone business and are not registered with the SBA Pro-Net database, please visit the SBA Central Contractor Registration (CCR) site to self-register. Registration is requested in order for us to identify your company within our subcontracting database and to be certified by the SBA criteria.

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