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Vendor Diversity matters at Medline

Medline is committed to strengthening and growing our base of small and diverse suppliers through outreach, mentoring and development programs. We will continue to work with our suppliers to develop sustainable, collaborative business relationships that lead to innovative products and solutions for our Customers.

— Andy Mills, President, Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline's values related to Vendor Diversity

We seek supplier partners who share Medline's values and promise to help make our strategic vision a reality.

  • Medline believes that vendor diversity is good for business because it helps us better understand, anticipate and surpass the expectations of the diverse people and organizations that use Medline products and services.
  • Our suppliers also demonstrate a shared commitment to vendor diversity by sourcing from small and diverse vendors when it makes sense for their business.
  • Our culture embraces continuous improvement and we strive to provide the highest quality products and services at the best prices.

Medline's commitment to Vendor Diversity

Medline strives to create sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships with small and diverse suppliers. In addition to setting annual procurement goals for products and services from small and diverse businesses, we have an ongoing commitment to develop tools and programs that will ensure the growth, sustainability and increased competitiveness of our diverse supplier base.

Examples of such programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Outreach
  • Mentoring
  • Special marketing and development programs

Medline will be continually updating this site with new information related to our Vendor Diversity Program. Be sure to check back often.

Vendor Certification

Medline's vendor diversity program is designed to provide opportunities for small and diverse businesses. Included in our program are:

  • Certified small businesses
  • Certified minority-owned businesses, small and large
  • Certified woman-owned businesses, small and large
  • Certified small disadvantaged businesses
  • Small veteran-owned and service disabled veteran-owned businesses
  • Small, certified, HUBZone businesses

If your business is not currently certified and you would like more information about certification, please contact the following agencies.

  • Small Business Administration (SBA) - www.sba.gov
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) - www.nmsdcus.org
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) - www.wbenc.org
  • Association for Service Disabled Veterans (ASDV) - http://asdv.org
  • City, State, and Federal government agencies

If you are a qualified diversity vendor and would like to pursue a business opportunity with Medline, complete our Vendor Inquiry Form

For additional information, email vendor.diversity@medline.com


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