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.
Novo Nordisk was one of six nominees for the recently announced 2022 Diversity Alliance for Science, Corporate Award. We are proud of our recognition.
Since beginning our Supplier Diversity program, we’ve helped grow diverse suppliers in multiple ways – by awarding business, through mentoring and, offering development opportunities. Today, small and diverse suppliers – comprising minority-owned, Black-owned, Veteran, Service-disabled veteran-owned, HUB zone, 8A and women-owned, to name a few – make up nearly 35% of our in-scope supplier base. We continue to expand our small and diverse base and are constantly in search of meritorious suppliers. We strongly encourage you to register with us.
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.
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: National HUBZone, Diversity Alliance For Science (DA4S), Elevate Black, Women's Business Enterprise National Council East. We also host webinars using the DA4S platform.