Supplier Diversity

"Supplier diversity is an integral component of Dow’s Inclusion and Diversity Strategy. The business case is indisputable and companies who lead in Inclusion and Diversity (I&D), lead financially. A diverse supplier base is essential to delivering bottom-line value, driving competition in the supply base, supporting economic growth of local communities, and is critical to being a world class leader; building a culture that embraces innovation, responsibility and diversity."

Cathy Budd, Vice President of Procurement

As a global leader in material sciences, Dow recognizes engagement of small & diverse suppliers maximizes bottom-line value, drives innovation and supports economic growth. Dow's supplier diversity initiative focuses on identifying and building relationships with enterprises owned by minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQ and disabled persons as well as certified small businesses.


Maximize bottom-line value, drive innovation and support economic growth through engagement of small & diverse suppliers.



It is Dow’s policy to develop mutually profitable business relationships with small and diverse suppliers who are globally competitive, demonstrate the ability to add value and meet Dow’s expectations of its suppliers as outlined in the Supplier Code of Conduct.


  1. Include diverse suppliers in Dow's evaluation of suppliers via strategic sourcing
  2. Partner with national & regional development councils to encourage the certification of diverse suppliers
  3. Leverage our supplier diversity reporting & results to meet the needs of our customers and other stakeholders

Dow is committed to conduct business with a small & diverse supplier base. Dow's Supplier Diversity initiative is part of our overall Inclusion & Diversity efforts with defined deliverables and key measures of success aligned to Corporate objectives.

Dow is looking for Diverse Suppliers across our value chain

If you are part of a small or diverse business, becoming a Dow supplier could be an excellent opportunity to grow and develop your enterprise. The innovation and quality you help us deliver to our customers is essential.


Contact us

We want to hear from you! We have partnered with to help increase our use of small and diverse suppliers. Please fill out the form to submit your information. A Dow Sourcing Manager will contact you if there is an appropriate fit and need.

* You will leave Dow's website to submit your information.