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Our suppliers and other third parties – including agents, distributors and affiliate companies (where we have an equity stake) – help us research, develop, manufacture and distribute the medicines, vaccines and other products that patients and consumers need.

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Supporting suppliers

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we support suppliers run by groups that are under-represented in the supply chain such as those owned by women, minorities and disabled veterans. Through our supplier diversity programs, we engage with and mentor small and diverse businesses in our supply chain and help them identify potential areas for growth. Learn more about our commitment to supplier diversity in the US.

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GSK actively engages with a diverse group of suppliers to ensure we have an inclusive supply chain that advances and fosters our competitive advantage. This is achieved through strategic partnerships with various advocacy organizations.

We strongly believe doing business with diverse suppliers is not just a business requirement but a business imperative. Our strategic partnerships allow GSK the opportunity to network and interact with diverse pools of suppliers in the communities we serve.

Below is a list of organizations GSK supports:

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To further help small and diverse businesses market their goods and services to large organizations, we encourage you to visit the following organizations dedicated to serving small and diverse businesses.


Access a quality pool of diverse suppliers through the Disability Supplier Diversity Program, the nation’s premier certification of disability-owned business enterprises (DOBEs) and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB’s).

National Minority Supplier Development Council

The NMSDC is one of the country's leading business membership organizations which provides a link between corporate America and minority owned businesses.

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people.

National Veteran Business Development Council

The National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) is the only third party Veteran Owned Business Certification program in the United States and was created for providing a credible and reliable certifying authority that would ensure that valid documentation exists of a business' Veteran ownership and control.

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

The VA OSDBU mission is to enable Veterans to gain access to economic opportunity by leveraging the federal procurement system and expanding participation of procurement-ready small businesses.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses.

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Supplier diversity initiative

The supplier diversity initiative at GSK seeks to identify and develop diverse businesses to support the commercial ambitions of GSK while contributing to our social responsibility of improving the economies of the communities we serve.

Our supplier diversity initiative includes Minority-, Women-, Veteran-, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)-, Disability-owned businesses as well as businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones) and small businesses.

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Corporate commitment

At GSK we value and draw on the unique knowledge, experience and style of each individual in our global community. As a global organization, the very essence of our business demands a commitment to diversity. Our success relies on our innovation and creativity, which thrives in our diverse environment.

We are committed to help improve the lives of people in the communities we serve. This commitment requires an inclusive framework where all people have access to the medicines and products they need. The supplier diversity initiative has been designed to do just that. By taking a shared responsibility and seeking innovative partnerships and solutions within the community, we are helping diverse suppliers develop the necessary capabilities to grow and sustain their businesses.

By integrating supplier diversity into our sourcing process and establishing an advocacy team, we have gone beyond the diversification of employment and expanded to create opportunities for diverse suppliers. We have built a team of GSK advocates and stakeholders who will help us bridge the gap between GSK and the growing numbers of diverse populations across the globe.

Diverse suppliers employ more people from diverse communities than larger corporations. Creating an inclusive environment for them has helped keep the wheels of economic empowerment turning and strengthened economic prosperity in diverse communities everywhere.

A sense of community

Moreover, as we build a sense of community among diverse groups we in turn build the necessary trust and loyalty that gives us access to deliver key messaging around healthcare screenings, educational resources and patient assistance programs. Ultimately, this enables us to take a leading role in promoting preventative healthcare and eliminating existing disparities.

As GSK moves toward achieving our diverse business spending goals, we will continue to remember our mission which challenges us to enable people to do more, feel better and live longer. Together we help strengthen the economic prosperity and health awareness in diverse communities across the globe.

Becoming a GSK supplier

GSK sponsors and supports diverse businessowners by investing in their continued educational development through Executive Education Programs that are designed to help executives improve their performance as leaders.

Moreover, GSK hosts a number of networking forums, such as Supplier Diversity Day and Innovation Forums, to allow potential suppliers to showcase their capabilities. It is a unique opportunity for diverse businesses to meet with GSK’s category leaders from procurement, business partners and supplier diversity team members in an attempt to match their capabilities to GSK’s needs.