"Increasing the diversity of our supplier base can help ADM deliver greater value to our customers and, ultimately, to our shareholders. By purchasing essential goods and services from businesses owned by individuals and groups that reflect the full diversity of our society, we're responding to customer expectations, increasing competition among vendors in ways that can improve pricing, and broadening the range of expertise and experience our business partners bring to ADM."
-- Pat Woertz, Chairman and CEO
ADM’s supplier diversity program includes outreach to diverse suppliers, internal communication to educate and facilitate, participation in regional and national supplier diversity events and organizations, tracking and analysis of diverse spend data, and regular benchmarking with other Fortune 500 companies in order to meet and exceed best practice standards.
ADM recognizes a wide range of diverse businesses, including woman-owned (WBE), minority-owned (MBE), veteran-owned (VOB), service-disabled veteran-owned (SDVOB), small (SBE), HUBzone, small disadvantaged (SDBE), and SBA 8(a). For a list and definitions of ADM’s diverse categories, please visit the Who Is Eligible section.
ADM encourages all suppliers to participate in our bidding process for outsourced goods and services. Prospective suppliers should be prepared to provide the best possible service, quality, and price.
For more information on our supplier diversity program, please email our supplier diversity team at email@example.com.