Supplier Diversity

Diversity helps make us who we are

Ortho is committed to developing mutually beneficial and successful relationships with diverse suppliers

Ortho is committed to developing mutually beneficial and successful relationships with diverse suppliers

What is a Diverse Business?

At least 51% owned and controlled/operated by a U.S. Citizen and one of the following categories or ethnicities:

  • African American
  • Asian Indian
  • Asian Pacific
  • Hispanic
  • Native America
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender
  • Service-Disabled Veteran
  • Veteran
  • Woman
  • People with Disabilities

Diversity helps make us who we are.

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is committed to developing mutually beneficial and successful relationships with diverse suppliers. Ortho believes that it has a responsibility to engage with businesses that reflect the diversity of its employees and their communities.


As part of this belief, Ortho is committed to partnering with and expanding opportunities to diverse suppliers by incorporating them into the everyday process of category reviews and product or service bids. By identifying and promoting diverse suppliers, Ortho is able to deliver world-class products and services that enable healthcare providers to better treat their patients. Additionally, Ortho is an active member in the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and National Minority Supplier Development Council.


At Ortho Clinical Diagnostics our goal is to improve and save lives with diagnostics. We are a leading global provider of in-vitro diagnostics and have an established track record for providing high-quality products and services to the global clinical laboratory and transfusion medicine communities throughout the globe.


We have a very diverse supplier base and are always searching for more diverse owned companies to help propel our business forward with new ideas, creative solutions, and exceptional customer service

Why Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is committed to supplier diversity


Our obligation to support the communities in which we live and work 

  • By contracting with diverse and/or small suppliers, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics gives back to the communities where its employees live and work.

Our customers in the healthcare industries want our values to align with theirs

  • These customers are also focused on local communities and expect their major suppliers to be as well. Included in these customers is a major customer of Ortho, the federal government, which is responsible for millions of dollars of purchases each year. 

Growing wealth and jobs

  • By purchasing goods and services from diverse and/or small firms, Ortho contributes to the growth of wealth and jobs among members of minority groups.

Categories of Suppliers:

Six categories of suppliers Ortho Clinical Diagnostics partakes in with large and small businesses:

  • Small Businesses (SB)
  • Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB)
  • Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB)
  • Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB)
  • HUBZone Small Businesses (HUBZone)


Below is a broad overview on the products Ortho purchase for day-to-day business:

  • Packaging:  folding cartons, corrugate, labels, glass vials, stoppers, pallets
  • Plastics:  custom injection molding, custom extrusion, custom blow molding
  • Chemicals:  common off the shelf, enzymes, dyes, custom synthesis, custom reagents
  • Biologics:  plasma, serum, antigens, antibodies, other blood-based products
  • Travel Services
  • Marketing Services
  • Temporary Staffing
  • IT / Telecom
  • Professional Services/Consulting
  • Facility Services
  • Construction
  • Office Supplies & Equipment
  • Lab Supplies & Equipment
  • MRO
  • Translations Services
  • Logistics


External Manufacturing Partners that can provide:

  • Diagnostic Analyzers (automated and semi automated) to perform patient laboratory testing
  • Consumable blood bank reagents and clinical laboratory reagents 



If you would like to join our family of suppliers, please contact our Small Business Liaison Officer at Please include your name, business name, address, contact phone number and services and products you offer

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