As a world-class company competing successfully on a global scale, Bayer recognizes that our personnel and supply base should reflect the diversity of an ever-changing market place that knows no geographic boundaries. Our Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) allows us to tap into talented suppliers that have the potential to reduce supply chain risk and be more responsive, innovative and in tune with changing tastes and preferences of our country without sacrificing total cost of ownership. As one of the four D&I strategic imperatives at Bayer, our commitment to Supplier Diversity is only one of many ways in which we fulfill our mission by positively impacting the communities in which we serve.
We purchase a variety of goods and services from qualified small and diverse businesses to meet the needs of our organization. Since 1995, when we established the SDP at Bayer, we have increased our purchases with diverse suppliers and it is our commitment to continue to develop the program.
Certified suppliers that qualify for Bayer’s Supplier Diversity Program include:
- Small Businesses,
- Disadvantaged Businesses
- Disabled Businesses,
- Labor Surplus,
- HUBZone, and
Doing Business with Bayer
Bayer utilizes various search portals to locate certified small and diverse suppliers to meet the needs of our business. If you are already registered with the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council or the US Department of Veterans Affairs for example, we will already have access to your information and will include you in sourcing opportunities as applicable.