Supplier Diversity means business!

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.

Send your company information to supplierdiversity@cardinalhealth.com. 

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

Minority-Owned Business

Woman-Owned Business

Veteran-Owned Small Business

Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business

Small Business Enterprise

Small Disadvantaged Business

Small HubZone-Based Business

Historically Black Colleges/Universities and Minority Institutions

Sheltered Workshops

Alaska Native Corporations and Indian Tribes

Share your business information with us by emailing supplierdiversity@cardinalhealth.com.

Become knowledgeable about our business.

Acquire and maintain certification. Suppliers eligible for certification as a diverse business will be required to obtain certification from an approved third party.

Be patient and innovative in your approach to win our business. Building a meaningful relationship takes time and Cardinal Health is a very large, complex organization. Suppliers are strongly encouraged to relay their unique value proposition in a clear, succinct manner.

Mentoring is crucial to the strength and effectiveness of our supplier diversity program

Cardinal Health provides the following types of mentoring:

  1. Corporate Driven (through our partner organizations)
    • National Minority Supplier Development Council (Centers of Excellence (COE))
    • Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (Project One)
  2. Customer Driven
    • Specific to customer requirements
    • Includes Federal Government mentoring programs
  3. Next Evolution
    • Driven by specific business needs and supplier availability

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) & its affiliates

Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC)

Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC)

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) & its regional partner organizations

Women's Business Development Council (WBDC)

Ohio River Valley Women's Business Council (ORV-WBC)

Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA)

Midwest Small Business Liaison Officer Group (SBLO)

550

Supplier partners owned by women and/or minorities.

2,500

Diverse supplier partner relationships inclusive of small businesses, HUB Zone-based businesses, and businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, and service-disabled veterans.