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Supplier Certification

Our mission is to access a diverse supplier base by increasing the utilization of minority-owned, women-owned, disabled veteran-owned and HUBZoned enterprises, thus providing maximum value for our customers, shareholders and our global community.

To learn if your organization qualifies for certification, please read below.

Definitions
Minority owned business enterprises (MBEs), women owned business enterprises (WBEs) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs) must be either (i) a business (including a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or other legal entity) at least 51% owned by one or more minorities, women, or disabled veterans; or (ii) a subsidiary which is wholly owned by a parent corporation, but only if at least 51% of the voting stock of the parent corporation is owned by one or more minorities, women, or disabled veterans. In each case, the management and control of the daily business operations must be by one or more minorities, women, or disabled veterans. "Management" in this context means actively involved in the day-to-day management of the business and not merely acting as officers or directors. "Control" in this context means exercising the power to make policy decisions. In each case, the minority, women, or disabled veterans must be citizens of the United States or naturalized citizens and the business must be physically located in the United States or its trust territories.

Minority Classification includes male or female Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians), Asian Pacific Americans, and Subcontinent Asian Americans.

"Asian Pacific Americans" in this context means persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau), Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the "Subcontinent Asian Americans" in this context means persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Island, or Nepal.

A women-owned business enterprise classification applies to Caucasian females (minority female owned firms are classified as "minority owned" above).

A small business enterprise classification is a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it might bid on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria and size standards in 13 CFR 21 (generally 500 employees or less).

A disabled veteran business classification includes one or more veterans on the military, naval or air service of the United States with a documented service-connected disability.

To be considered for ADM’s Supplier Diversity Program, please click here.

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