Supplier Diversity

Monsanto values an environment that is rich in inclusion and diversity. As we strive to be the leading provider of agricultural products and solutions worldwide, we are committed to providing access to business opportunities with diverse suppliers.

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Supplier Diversity

Monsanto values an environment that is rich in inclusion and diversity. As we strive to be the leading provider of agricultural products and solutions worldwide, we are committed to providing access to business opportunities with diverse suppliers.

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It's All About Inclusion and Diversity


Monsanto’s supplier diversity program creates opportunity for businesses certified to be owned by minorities, women, people with disabilities, veterans, disabled veterans, service-disabled veterans, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) to provide products and services to Monsanto.

Definition of a Diverse Business

We use the Integrare definitions for Brazilian minority-owned and Brazilian disability-owned businesses; the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) definition for LGBT owned businesses and their international affiliates, such as FME-LGBT; the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) definition for US minority owned businesses; the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) definition for change to Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs®), Service-Disabled Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (SDV-DOBE) and Veteran-Disability Owned Business Enterprises (V-DOBEs); the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) definition for disadvantaged business enterprise; the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (U.S. VA) for veteran/disabled-veteran owned businesses; Woman's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) definition for US woman-owned business enterprise; and the WEConnect International definition for international woman-owned enterprise outside of the U.S.

Supplier Diversity within the United States is classified as a business which is certified as diverse with at least 51 percent of the company which is owned, operated and controlled by a U.S. citizen of the following categories or ethnicities:

  • African American/Black

  • Asian

  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay,  Bisexual and Transgender)

  • Hispanic

  • Native American

  • People with Disabilities

  • Veteran/Disabled Veteran/Service-Disabled Veteran

  • Woman


For questions regarding minority business status outside of the U.S., please contact us at global.supplier.diversity@monsanto.com.

For additional information on how to complete the Monsanto supplier registration process, you may visit our site at Becoming a Monsanto Supplier under the Procurement section on www.monsanto.com.

Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program

Monsanto Company is strongly committed to Inclusion and Diversity in all areas of our business. Within Monsanto’s Supply Chain, Supplier Diversity creates opportunities for certified minority, women, people with disabilities, veterans, disabled veterans, service-disabled veterans, and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) owned businesses to provide goods and services to Monsanto.

Our Growing Together Initiative MSDMP (Monsanto Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program) is designed to assist in the growth and sustainability of diverse suppliers. The goal is to develop diverse suppliers (Mentees) who have the ability, capacity and skills necessary to grow their business in profitability, business development and business management skills. All facets of this program have been developed with the needs of the participating suppliers (Mentees) in mind.

MSDMP Core Curriculum:

  • Change Management
  • Environmental, Safety & Health

  • Finance

  • Human Resources

  • Information Technology

  • Marketing/Social Media

  • Media Training

  • Presentation Skills

  • Process Improvement

  • Procurement

  • Sales

  • Sustainability


If you are interested in being a participant in our program, please forward your company’s name and contact information to supplierdiversity.mentor@monsanto.com.

Supplier Diversity Certification

In order to qualify within Monsanto’s Supplier Diversity Program, suppliers must have an independent third-party certification that validates the business is at least 51 percent owned and operated by a diverse supplier.  Please note: certification is not a requirement to do business with Monsanto. Certification is a requirement to be part of the Monsanto’s Supplier Diversity Program.

Diverse suppliers may access the links below for information on how to become a certified diverse-owned business.

Supplier Diversity Headlines


Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program

Monsanto Expands Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program to South America 2016
Monsanto Continues U.S. Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program 2016
Monsanto U.S. Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program Graduation 2015
Monsanto Launches U.S. Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program 2015
WBENC Top Corporation Award
Monsanto’s Global Supplier Diversity Program Recognized by WEConnect International with Best Progress Award
Monsanto Earns Honors of European Diversity Awards (EDA) Shortlist for Supplier Diversity Focus
Monsanto India Represented on during DISHA Workshop in Hyderabad, India
Monsanto Supports Canadian Women-Owned Businesses during WEConnect International in Canada National Conference
Monsanto Mexico Supports WEConnect International in Networking with Women-Owned Businesses
Monsanto represented on WEConnect International Advisory Council in South Africa
Monsanto Particpates in WEConnect International’s first European Female-Focused Supplier Diversity Forum in the UK
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