Supplier Diversity

Cardinal Health is committed to diversity in our supplier base.

In our organization, Supplier Diversity is a differentiating strength that adds value to our customers and to our community.

George Barrett
Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health

Cardinal Health is committed to diversity in our supplier base. We believe diversity is a differentiating strength for our organization and our customers; therefore, it is our policy to develop and foster strategic business relationships with large and small businesses owned by ethnic minorities, women and veterans. This policy extends to Alaskan Native Corporations, Sheltered Workshops and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

We look for suppliers that not only add value to our organization, but also align themselves with the same standards and values as Cardinal Health. Through our diverse supplier relationships, we strive to:

  • Deliver exceptional customer-driven, diverse supplier solutions that meet or exceed expectations
  • Identify and integrate best-in-class diverse suppliers into our supply chain
  • Offer diverse suppliers the maximum, practicable opportunity to compete for business
  • Mentor and develop diverse suppliers for additional opportunities
  • Support economic growth and sustainability through job creation and business expansion

Our customers expect Cardinal Heath to be inclusive - in fact, our government and many of our private-sector businesses require it. For our organization, maintaining a diverse supplier base spurs competition, generates innovative thinking and facilitates the exchange of ideas that have the potential to produce value-added solutions. To further reinforce our commitment to supplier diversity, we encourage our suppliers to partner with diverse suppliers in their business operations and report their resulting Tier II diverse spend back to us.

Meet the Supplier Diversity team

The Cardinal Health Supplier Diversity team has nearly 80 years of combined experience in business leadership, supply chain and supplier diversity.

Cathy Mock

Director, Supplier Diversity

Martha Holmes

Manager, Supplier Diversity & SBLO

Abigail W. Kofete

Manager, Supplier Diversity


At Cardinal Health, supplier diversity is a strategic imperative that adds value to our relationships with customers. Our work centers around exceeding our customer’s Supplier Diversity requirements and supporting the growth and profitability of Cardinal Health.


Cardinal Health seeks diverse supplier partners who can provide quality products and services at competitive costs, who demonstrate a focus on operational excellence and share our passion for serving our customers.