Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity


At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), we understand the value of working with suppliers who reflect the diversity of the communities in which we live and work. As part of our commitment to inclusion and belonging, we believe that our relationships with suppliers are imperative to advancing MSK’s mission now and in the future. By diversifying our supply chain, we gain access to fresh perspectives and ideas that drive innovation and excellence.

Promoting inclusivity and economic empowerment by partnering with a diverse range of suppliers

Promoting inclusivity and economic empowerment by partnering with a diverse range of suppliers

In addition, we recognize the broader economic impact of partnering with qualified diverse suppliers — helping their businesses thrive benefits our communities. MSK’s commitment to supplier diversity aims to engage meaningful, long-term collaborations with a broad spectrum of certified diverse suppliers across the organization.

MSK’s is proud to be member partners with the following:

Prospective Diverse Suppliers: Working With MSK

“Software House International (SHI) values the professionalism that MSK shows in their daily engagements with our organization. Their operational efficiency helps to keep our dealings running smoothly, making them a joy to work with. Just as MSK applauds SHI’s women-/minority-owned background, we applaud their continued effort to make this world a better, healthier one to live in.” —Mike Miller, Strategic Account Executive, SHI International Corp.

Embracing Supplier Diversity: strengthening community connections and driving innovation

Embracing supplier diversity: strengthening community connections and driving innovation

If you are a diverse supplier who is eligible and interested in joining MSK’s supplier network, we invite you to register your company in our Supplier Diversity Portal. Our online portal allows MSK Procurement decision-makers to quickly and easily identify suppliers based on their submitted profiles when we need specific goods or services.

Submitting a prospective vendor form through MSK’s Supplier Diversity Portal does not guarantee business with MSK or ensure approved vendor status. We will only contact suppliers if their profile matches a procurement need.

To be considered a diverse-owned business, at least 51% of a business must be owned, operated, and controlled by members of diverse and underrepresented communities. MSK seeks to build strong relationships with various diverse businesses, all of which must be certified by a nationally, state, or locally recognized third-party certification agency. 

These diverse businesses include:

  • Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) 
  • Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE)
  • LGBT+ Business Enterprises (LGBTBE)
  • Veteran’s Business Enterprises (VBE)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises (SDVBE)
  • Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE)
  • Small Business Enterprises / 8(a)/HUBZone Firms

Please click here if you are a diverse supplier and interested in learning more about joining MSK’s supplier network.

Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020)

Forbes has once again named Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. This is MSK’s fourth consecutive year on the annual list. 

Forbes partnered with a market research firm to survey 50,000 Americans working for companies with more than 1,000 employees to identify organizations that are most committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. They also considered the diversity of an organization’s leaders and executives, ED&I initiatives, and issues relating to workplace diversity. The Best Employers for Diversity 2023 recognition reinforces MSK’s commitment to embrace and celebrate diversity.

Learn more about MSK’s goals and dedication to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Supplier Diversity FAQ