Baxter considers price, quality, environmental criteria and other factors when selecting and evaluating its suppliers.
If your company would like to be considered for our supply chain, please share details about your company’s products and services via our New Supplier Request form. You will receive a response if your products and services match our business needs.
Due to the large volume of inquiries, we are not able to accept direct solicitation or follow-up inquiries beyond this submission.
We consider several environmental and social factors as we integrate sustainable practices into our procurement. We collaborate with our suppliers to identify opportunities to improve environmental performance and promote human rights throughout our supplier base.
Requests for Proposal and Supplier Agreements
We incorporate sustainability in requests for proposal (RFPs) and supplier contract templates globally. This reiterates our commitment and provides a means to assess each supplier's ability to support progress towards our sustainability goals and conduct business consistent with our supplier standards.
Suppliers are asked to provide the following information via an RFP:
- 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.
Our 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 Diversity Supplier information below for more about our efforts in this area.
The agreement also encourages suppliers to identify products and/or services for Baxter’s use with reduced environmental impact. We ask our suppliers to provide regular updates on their sustainability activities.
About Diversity, Quality and Compliance
Supplier Quality Standards
Supplier Quality Standards provide a consistent supplier evaluation process and standardized tools used to manage the relationships. We believe that a shared commitment to conducting business with high ethical standards will enhance our business relationships.
Ethics & Compliance Standards
We believe that a shared commitment to conducting business with high ethical standards will enhance our business relationships.
Diversity Supplier Registration and Proof of Certification
Our suppliers are encouraged to provide proof of certification. We monitor vendor certifications regularly and value certifications from one of the following organizations, 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
Disability:IN* - Certifies disability-owned businesses
*Baxter is a National Corporate Member.