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Baxter considers several environmental and social factors as it integrates sustainable practices into procurement. The company collaborates with its suppliers to identify opportunities to improve environmental performance, such as reducing energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste. Baxter also promotes human rights throughout its supplier base.Requests for Proposal and Supplier Agreements
Baxter considers price, quality, environmental criteria and other factors when selecting and evaluating its suppliers. To support these efforts, the company incorporates sustainability in requests for proposal (RFPs) and supplier contract templates globally. This reiterates Baxter's commitment and provides a means to assess each supplier's ability to support progress against Baxter's sustainability goals and conduct business consistent with Baxter’s supplier standards.
Baxter's RFPs ask suppliers to provide:
- Their sustainability policy and mission statement;
- A description of company sustainability initiatives and outcomes;
- A list of sustainability-related awards received;
- Disclosure of environmental violations and fines for the past three years;
- Details on purchasing from diverse suppliers, particularly related to products and services in the RFP (as applicable); and
- Information about other initiatives that would support progress against Baxter's sustainability goals.
Baxter's standard supplier agreement requires U.S.-based suppliers to certify compliance with federal and state equal opportunity laws. Suppliers also commit to making good-faith efforts to consider small, minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned and other diverse suppliers when engaging their own suppliers. See Supplier Diversity for more information about Baxter’s efforts in this area.
The agreement also encourages suppliers to identify products and/or services for Baxter’s use with reduced environmental impact. Baxter asks its suppliers to provide regular updates on their sustainability activities.
Baxter works to develop mutually beneficial relationships with small, minority, women, LGBT, disabled and veteran suppliers, and strives to continue to increase the diversity of its supplier base. Baxter’s patient and customer base is diverse, and supplier diversity also extends Baxter’s commitment to inclusion beyond the company’s workforce. Additionally, Baxter’s use of local and diverse suppliers contributes to economic stability in local communities.
We seek to maximize procurement opportunities from small, minority, women, LGBT, disabled and veteran business enterprises by proactively identifying qualified suppliers, developing sustainable growth plans and building sound partnerships within all areas of our supply chain.
We encourage prospective suppliers in any of the below categories to create a profile about their company. Purchasing personnel and other Baxter employees responsible for supplier selection will be able to use this database in their sourcing process.
Minority Business Enterprise (MBE): A business is classified as a minority business enterprise if the company is at least 51 percent owned, controlled and operated by one or more individuals from a minority group. The following describes the classified minority groups:
- African American: A U.S. citizen who is of black racial groups from the origins of Africa
- Asian-Indian: A U.S. citizen whose origins are from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh
- Asia-Pacific: A U.S. citizen whose origins are from Japan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific or the Northern Marianas
- Hispanic American: A U.S. citizen who is of Spanish culture from the origins of Mexico, South or Central America or the Caribbean Islands
- Native American: A person who is an American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut or Native Hawaiian
Woman Business Enterprise (WBE): A business is classified as a woman business enterprise if the company is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated by one or more women.
Small and other Diverse Business Enterprises:
- Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone: A small business by SBA standards, it must be 51% owned and controlled by U.S. citizens, or a Community Development Corporation, an agricultural cooperative, or an Indian tribe. Its principal office must be located within a "Historically Underutilized Business Zone" and must have at least 35% of its employees residing in a HUBZone.
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT): A business is classified as LGBT if the company is at least 51 percent owned, controlled and operated by one or more principals who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
- Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB): A Service Disabled Veteran must have a service-connected disability that has been determined by the Dept. of Veteran Affairs or Dept. of Defense. The SDVOB must unconditionally own 51% and control the management and daily operations of the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern Program.
- Small Business (SB): A small business is defined in terms of the average number of employees over the past 12 months, or average annual receipts over the past three years. The small business is organized for profit; has a place of business in the U.S.; operates primarily within the U.S. or makes a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor; is independently owned and operated; and is not dominant in its field on a national basis.
- Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB): The firm must be 51% or more owned and controlled by one or more disadvantaged persons. The disadvantaged person or persons must be socially and economically disadvantaged.
- Veteran Business (VB): A veteran is a person who has had not less than 90 calendar days of active service in the Armed Forces of the United States during any period covered by a selective service law and who has received an honorable discharge or other suitable evidence of honorable active service.
Proof of certification
Suppliers are encouraged to provide proof of certification. Baxter will monitor vendor certifications on a regular basis. A certification from one of the following organizations is preferred, although local/state certifications are also acceptable.
- National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)* - Certifies minority-owned businesses
- Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) - Certifies women-owned businesses
- National Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)* - Certifies LGBT-business enterprises
- United States Small Business Administration - Certifies small, disadvantaged and HUBZone businesses
- United States Business Leadership Network* - Certifies disability-owned businesses
*Baxter is a National Corporate Member.
Prospective small and diverse suppliers can create a profile about their company. Purchasing personnel and other Baxter employees responsible for supplier selection will be able to use this database in their sourcing process. If you are a small, woman-owned or minority-owned business, or a veteran- or disabled-owned business, please complete the form with your company’s information.