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.

Since beginning our Supplier Diversity program, we’ve created economic opportunities and helped grow diverse suppliers in multiple ways – by awarding business, through mentoring and, offering development opportunities. Today, small and diverse suppliers make up nearly half of our in-scope supplier base and over 17% of our in-scope spend. We continue to expand our small and diverse base and are constantly in search of meritorious suppliers to partner with. If that is you, we strongly encourage you to register with us.

We are proud to have been nominated for Diversity Alliance for Science’s Corporation of the Year in 2022 and 2023 and strive to build upon our program’s impact each year.

  • 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 or upload any third-party diversity certifications that your company holds.

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 examples of diverse ownership characteristics include Minority, Women, Veteran, Disability, Economically Disadvantaged, and LGBTQ+ status.

Some of the third-party certifications we recognize include NMSDC, WBENC and NGLCC certifications. We also accept self-certifications in most categories.

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. In addition, the SBA recognizes several classifications of Small Businesses including Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB), Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB), and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBZone).

Throughout the year, we attend diversity conferences to directly meet small and/or diverse businesses. Some of the events we participate in include: National HUBZone Conference, Diversity Alliance For Science (DA4S), Elevate Black, and Women's Business Enterprise Council Metro NY. In addition, we participate in match-making events and provide mentorship and business development assistance. We also host a speaker series to share business insights with our small and diverse suppliers featuring experts from within Novo Nordisk as well as external guests. If you are an eligible business and would like to be included, please use the contact us link below.