Supplier Diversity

  • Mike Roman, 3M CEO

    “Diversity and inclusion are core values that make 3M a more creative, innovative and competitive company. As we drive diversity and inclusion across our enterprise – including in our supply chain – we gain access to new ideas and fresh perspectives, and are better able to serve the needs of our customers and communities around the world. We value the unique contributions made by our strong supplier base, and look forward to building even more partnerships with small and diverse businesses.”

    Mike Roman, 3M Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

  • 3M is committed to providing small and diverse suppliers equal access to business opportunities. For 3M purposes, a diverse supplier is any supplier who qualifies for one or more of the following classifications: Minority-owned business, Women-owned business, Small Business (including Small Disadvantaged, HUBZone, Woman, and Veteran/Service Disabled Veteran).

    3M proactively identifies these suppliers to procure goods and services, strongly encourages the use of diverse suppliers across our Sourcing organization, and proactively reaches out through our involvement with various organizations, including the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA), Small Business Administration (SBA), and others.

    3M establishes goals and regularly tracks the dollar value of goods and services purchased from small businesses and diverse suppliers in concert with goals set annually with the U.S. Federal Government as part of our Subcontracting Plan for Federal Government contracting.

    In 2018, 3M spent over $1 billion dollars with small businesses, representing 18% of our total US domestic spend. We also spent $160 million dollars with diverse suppliers, which represents 3% of total US domestic spend.

    3M continues to reassess elements of our approach, working across the industry to glean best practices. We remain committed to supporting small business and diverse suppliers and their positive impact on the economic viability of communities.

    If you are interested in doing business with 3M, please Introduce Your Company and indicate your diversity classification. This is not a guarantee of future business. You will be contacted by a 3M representative if we find a potential match between your company's capabilities and our business needs.


  • Shaw-Lunquist logo

    Making Supplier Diversity a Priority

    3M has committed to ensuring diverse participation in all our sourcing activities, including capital projects.

    Shaw-Lundquist is one of our preferred construction partners.

    “We greatly appreciate the opportunity we were given to work with 3M on the Building 220 Renovations project. 3M’s core values of improving every life through innovative giving in education, community and the environment, aligned effortlessly with our mission of Building Better Lives; resulting in an ideal project team. Their commitment to growth and sustainability has resulted in an increase of project opportunities for Shaw-Lundquist. We really enjoyed working with 3M and look forward to teaming up with them again in the near future!”
    –Hoyt Hsiao, President and CEO


  • Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) Logo

    Advocacy Partners

    3M is proud to be aligned with several Advocacy Partners who help to enhance our Supplier Diversity initiative.

    One such partner is The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), connecting us with certified women-owned businesses.

    “3M supports and partners with the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) to identify and procure from nationally certified women-owned suppliers. The WBDC is a 501 (c)(3) and a nationally recognized leader in the field of women’s economic development with the mission to provide services and programs that support and accelerate women’s business ownership and strengthen their impact on the economy by creating jobs, fueling economic growth, and building strong communities. The support of corporate partners is critical in sustaining the work of the organization. 3M’s financial commitment contributes greatly to furthering the mission of the WBDC, while fostering innovation, driving competition, and demonstrating its commitment to the economic growth of all communities."


  • Mavo Systems logo

    2019 Diversity Supplier of the Year

    Mavo Systems Wins 3M Supplier of the Year Award

    Award recognizes suppliers who improve 3M’s competitiveness

    St. Paul, Minn. June 5th 2019 – Mavo Systems, Environmental and Specialty Contractor, was honored with the 2019 3M Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of the company’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness.

    This year, 3M recognized 13 suppliers, among thousands in its global supply base, for world class performance in providing products and/or services. These suppliers were identified and rated based on strategic spend, contract compliance, actions taken to improve 3M’s relevance and overall supplier performance (quality, delivery, responsiveness, cost, and technology roadmaps). An awards ceremony will be held June 20, 2019 at the 3M Innovation Center.

    “Mavo Systems AIS greatly values our relationship with 3M and strives daily to deliver world class, value added performance,”, said Rich Forstner, Mavo Systems VP Operations. “We are honored and humbled to receive this prestigious recognition from 3M, and look forward to continuing to do our part to help 3M deliver on innovative solutions to their customers.”

    “Supplier collaboration is critical to supply chain success,” said Debora Fronczak, vice president, 3M Strategic Sourcing. “We are fortunate to work with great suppliers who are committed to fostering a relationship with 3M. These partnerships help us to serve our customers with innovative and valuable solutions. It’s important that we recognize our most outstanding suppliers, and that’s what this award is all about.”

    Mavo Systems AIS is a premier environmental/specialty contractor specializing in Asbestos/Lead/Mold Abatement, Interior Demolition, Mechanical Insulation, HVAC/Duct Cleaning, Flooring Services, Specialty Cleaning, Water-Fire-Storm Restoration, and Concrete Sawing. With over 400+ employees serving Commercial and Industrial Markets in the upper Midwest - from small scale projects to large multi-phase projects. For more information on Mavo Systems: www.mavo.com