Supplier Diversity

U.S. Supplier Diversity


It's All About Inclusion and 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.

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

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, veteran, service-disabled veterans and GBLT (Gay, Lesbian, 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
  • Human Resources
  • Media Training
  • Procurement
  • Environmental, Safety & Health
  • Information Technology
  • Presentation Skills
  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Marketing/Social Media
  • Process Improvement
  • Marketing
  • Sustainability

If you are interested in being a participant in our program, please forward your company’s name and contact information to

Supplier Diversity Headlines

Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program

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


Monsanto is a member of the following diversity supplier certifying organizations:   



  Federación Mexicana de Empresarios LGBT (FME-LGBT) 






National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)


National Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

Woman’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)





  Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council





Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) and other organizations that promote supplier diversity initiatives.


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% 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.

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 GLBT 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 disabled  owned businesses; 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
  • GLBT (Gay,  Lesbian,  Bisexual and Transgender)
  • Hispanic
  • Native American
  • Person with Disabilities
  • Veteran/Disabled Veteran
  • Woman

For questions regarding minority business status outside of the US, please contact us at

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