At Novo Nordisk, we are committed to having a supplier base that represents the diverse patients who depend on us every day. We believe that by partnering with diverse suppliers who share our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI&B), we gain an innovative perspective that enables us to strengthen our relationships and support the communities in which we operate as well as ultimately better support our patients.

We engage with an array of small, minority, LGBTQ+, veteran, service-disabled veteran, HUB zone, 8A and women-owned businesses, among others.

Since beginning our Supplier Diversity program, we've been able to help diverse suppliers thrive by not only providing business, but also mentorship and development opportunities. Today, diverse suppliers make up nearly 35% percent of our supplier base, and we continue to increase the number of small and/or diverse suppliers with whom we work.

We are constantly in search of high-performing small and/or diverse suppliers to add to our roster and drive business impact. We encourage you to register with us.

  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Referrals to peer pharma companies 
  • Additional business opportunities at Novo Nordisk
  • Immediate payment terms (based on eligibility)
  • Financial assistance with obtaining third-party diversity certifications (based on eligibility)

We encourage small and/or diverse suppliers offering products and services that Novo Nordisk sources, to register with us so we may discover you and invite you to bid for potential business, where there is a match. The registration process is easy and free: simply create a company profile for your business and complete the self-certification affidavit. You would also upload any third-party diversity certifications.

Click here to register your business now.

An independent business that is at least 51% owned, controlled, managed and operated by an individual (or multiple people) of a diverse background and of U.S. citizenship, can be certified as a diverse-owned business.

Some of the third-party certifications we recognize include NMSDC, WBENC and NGLCC certifications.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, a small business enterprise is one that, including affiliates, is independently owned and operated and meets the appropriate size standards established by the Small Business Administration. Size thresholds for different industries are measured either according to the number of employees of a concern or its annual receipts which are established according to various North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes.

To check if your business is a small business enterprise, visit Small Business Administration.

Throughout the year, we attend diversity conferences to directly meet small and/or diverse businesses. Some of the conferences we participate in include: Diversity Alliance For Science (DA4S), Elevate Black, Women's Business Enterprise National Council East. We also host webinars using the DA4S platform.