Our Commitment

As a world-class company competing successfully on a global scale, Bayer recognizes that our personnel and supply base should reflect the diversity of an ever-changing market place that knows no geographic boundaries. Our Supplier Inclusion & Diversity Program showcases our commitment to the economic growth and advancement of communities while allowing us to tap into small and diverse businesses that have the potential to strengthen our supply chain, be more responsive, innovative, and in tune with the changing tastes and preferences of our consumers.


Program Overview

Bayer has spent billions of dollars with small and diverse businesses since establishing our Supplier Diversity Program in 1995. Though it is not required to be formally certified to participate in our Supplier Diversity Program, it is strongly encouraged.




Spotlight on Suppliers

I sold stock, cashed out my 401k and sold my home to create Simpson Healthcare. We've evolved into a global company that not only works with large pharmaceutical customers like Bayer, but also small start ups that are developing prescription drugs and other therapies.
Kelly Simpson-Angelini
Founder of Simpson Healthcare (woman-owned business
By staying ahead of market trends and doubling down on U.S.-based commerce, I've grown JR Cole from one employee to over 200. I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve my country, and I make it a point to extend opportunities to other veterans whenever possible.
Bob Cole
Founder of JR Cole Industries (veteran-owned business)
We started Nova with the idea that all organizations, no matter where they are on their Diversity & Inclusion journey, can have profound impact and improve the experiences of their employees, customers and suppliers.
Tiffany Hudson
Co-Founder of Nova Collective (minority-owned business)
Program Specifics

Who Qualifies

A Supplier may be classified as diverse if they are at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a U.S. citizen (or citizens) from one of the following groups:


  • African American / Black

  • Asian

  • Hispanic / Latino

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer

  • Native American

  • Person with a Disability

  • Veteran / Service-Disabled Veteran / Disabled-Veteran

  • Woman


Goods & Services We Purchase

  • Research & Development Materials and Services

  • Technical Materials and Services

  • Capital and Construction

  • Contingent Labor and Staffing

  • Facilities Services

  • Information Technology Goods and Services

  • Marketing Services

  • Direct and Indirect Manufacturing Goods and Services

  • Legal

  • Training

  • HR Services

  • Professional Services

  • Consulting


Doing Business with Bayer

To access this portal, you must be registered. Please visit Supplier/GATEWAY to register.




Bayer Supplier Diversity in the News

  • Bayer recognized as 2018 DiversityInc noteworthy company

  • Bayer recognized as Diversity and Inclusion leader by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

  • Bayer receives Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Program Designation based on the Military Friendly Standards


External Sources

For more information on small businesses, please visit:


U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. Department of Transportation



For more information on diverse suppliers, contact one of these organizations:


National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Regional Affiliates

National Minority Supplier Development Council and Regional Affiliates

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council


United States Department of Veteran Affairs for Veteran/ Disabled Veteran-Owned


WEConnect International