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Supplier diversity

Improving our communities by supporting small and diverse businesses

Through our supplier diversity program, we’ve been able to connect with more than 1,500 companies that are certified as small business enterprises, small businesses in underutilized areas, and companies where the ownership is mostly:

  • Minorities
  • Women
  • People with disabilities
  • Veterans
  • LGBTQ+

Working with these diverse suppliers helps us source the highest quality products and services at the most competitive prices, but to us it’s much more than that. Our commitment to supplier diversity comes straight from the top of our organization and it’s integrated throughout all of our applicable businesses. And through our growing program, we’re able to directly support companies that are addressing the unique needs of underserved communities and fuel innovation where it’s needed most. 

Our $1.8 billion in spend with diverse and small suppliers in our 2022 fiscal year generated significant economic activity in our supply chain and the communities we serve.


jobs supported in local communities


in wages paid to employees of diverse and small suppliers


in cumulative revenues among our diverse and small suppliers

Hear from Lamont Robinson, Director, Supplier Diversity, AmerisourceBergen, as he describes the essence of supplier diversity and explains how supporting diverse businesses has a direct impact on the jobs available in underserved communities.


Learn about some of the latest projects underway at AmerisourceBergen that are enabling us to connect diverse suppliers with the individuals who are looking to source their products for their own businesses. 



Carson, CA

NOVA is a leading provider of mobility, bathroom safety, and independent living products such as designer canes, rolling walkers, wheelchairs, and more. Led by CEO Sue Chen, NOVA’s mission is to provide and service superior-quality products with great function and fashion for physically challenged people so they can live a healthy, independent, and beautiful lifestyle.

Sue immigrated to the U.S. from Taiwan with her parents in the 1970s. She launched NOVA in 1993 as a way to carry on the legacy of her father, who was a leader in rehabilitative care. Within a year of opening her small business, Sue received her largest order to date from a company by the name of Bergen Brunswig. Our relationship with NOVA has been thriving ever since. We continue to be their largest partner and we’re proud to have helped them expand into more than 4,500 locations.

Direct access to diverse suppliers

We’re proud to partner with our growing group of diverse suppliers and bring their products to a bigger audience. More importantly, our customers and stakeholders are excited to support them, which is why we enable search filtering by diverse supplier in our ordering platform and clearly indicate those companies as such, as well as in our catalogs and other marketing materials. That way anyone interested in buying from diverse suppliers can find them quickly and easily. Plus, we’re launching exciting enhancements to our ordering platform that will enable pharmacies to shop a wider variety of front-end goods from diverse suppliers in one trusted environment with AmerisourceBergen Marketplace.

A statement from our CEO

"We are deeply committed to developing and procuring products and services from minority, women, veteran, LGBTQ+, and disabled owned businesses. They are the foundation of a competitive economy and a source of innovation that makes AmerisourceBergen a leader in healthcare distribution and related services. We do this by promoting viable opportunities for diverse businesses within our local communities. This important work is guided by our purpose of being united in our responsibility to create healthier futures."

– Steve Collis, Chairman, President and CEO

If you own or work at a diverse supplier, please take a moment to register your business with us so we can notify our sourcing team and get you connected with our network of other diverse suppliers.