Since 1980, the John Deere Supplier Diversity program has established and nurtured relationships with diverse suppliers.
Diverse Supplier Classifications
To qualify as a diverse supplier, your business must meet a Supplier Diversity Classification as defined by Small Business Association (SBA), National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), or Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Independent third party certification may be required.
We currently seek diverse suppliers for a number of direct and indirect commodities. See the full commodity listing.
Recognized Certification Agencies
Current list of agencies that certify small and diverse businesses.
See the full list.
Supplier Connection (Powered by IBM)
We proudly support Supplier Connection, a free, Web-based portal that allows small businesses to more easily apply to become suppliers to large companies.
Learn about eligibility and enrollment requirements.
See the Supply Network for more information regarding eligibility and profile submission.