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Supplier Diversity Strategy

Our goal is connecting diverse suppliers (minority, women, veteran, LGBT, disabled, and including small businesses) to our customers. As a part of our overall offering, VWR considers our Supplier Diversity Strategy a critical component of our procurement strategy, by providing unmatched choice including quality products offered by diverse suppliers.

To help our customers make their buying decisions:

  • Products are identified on with icons representing Small Business Enterprises (SBE) and/or Minority/Women Business Enterprises (M/WBE)

  • Diverse suppliers are onboarded and managed in alignment with VWR’s operational standards which require them to provide superior customer service, quality and overall value to our customers

Along with our customers, we take a shared approach to helping diverse suppliers develop the necessary capabilities to showcase their talents to grow and sustain their business. By working with diverse businesses we support job creation, provide a variety of opportunities and help drive growth for their business and communities.

Available Resources

At VWR, we collaborate with many resource organizations. If you are a diverse business seeking to do business with VWR, listed below are organizations to help you with your certification and governmental marketplace research needs:

U.S. Small Business Administration
Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Minority Business Development Agency
U.S. Federal Contractor Registration
Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC)
National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

For over a century, we’ve valued our unique position in governmental supply chains to help diverse businesses continue to be the engine in our economy and stand poised to help for another century to come.

If you are a diverse business seeking to do business with VWR, visit us at