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Program overview

Our Supplier Diversity Program provides qualified certified small and diverse businesses with opportunities to become a preferred vendor for Thermo Fisher Scientific. We recognize the importance of valuing the diversity of our employees, and all whom we do business with is an integral element of our corporate culture. And we are committed to ensuring that we embed this inclusive culture in all our business practices.

One way we accomplish this is through actively working to build and maintain relationships with well qualified small, veteran, minority, LGTB, disabled and women-owned businesses.

We invest in the resources, policies, and tools needed to make this vision a reality. By continually increasing the diversity of our world-class supply chain, we benefit by obtaining the value of the innovative solutions and the fresh business perspective such firms have to offer. They become our partners in maintaining our position as a leader in our industry. Just as important, by working to expand the field of opportunity, we help create the conditions that stimulate economic growth in the communities where we, our customers, and our employees live and do business.

Doing business with us

We actively seek to maximize business opportunities for certified small and diverse businesses. It is one of the goals of our program to reach out to these businesses and provide suppliers an equitable fair and equal opportunity to compete for business.

If you would like to be considered as a potential future supplier, please register for our Supplier Diversity Program.

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*You are registering to the Supplier Diversity Program; it does not guarantee participation or contracts.

Message from our leadership

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. To achieve their goals in today's environment, our customers need to be more innovative and more productive, and they turn to Thermo Fisher Scientific for help. Having a diverse supplier base is important to our customers, to us and to the communities in which we do business. Our support of supplier diversity demonstrates our commitment to being a good steward in our communities and to ensuring our customers' success.

—Marc Casper

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher’s Supplier Diversity Program is a fundamental component of our company-wide focus on diversity and inclusion. Developing strong relationships with diverse suppliers helps our communities, enables innovation and supports long-term business growth. Our productive partnerships help us work collaboratively to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

—Chris Shanahan

Vice President Global Procurement & CPO

Thermo Fisher Scientific recognizes the following certified small and diverse businesses

  • Women-owned business
  • Minority-owned business
  • Veteran-owned business
  • Service-disabled veteran-owned business
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-owned (LGBT) business
  • Disabled Owned Business
  • Small business
    • Small disadvantaged business (SDB/DBE)
    • 8(a) Business Development Program business
    • HUBZone small business

Our advocacy partners and certifying agencies include:


Outreach events calendar

We participate in various events and conferences that further our supplier diversity agenda. Updates on key events shall be posted here as they occur.

For event opportunities and for more information about the program please email supplierdiversity@ThermoFisher.com.