Supplier Diversity

colleaguesAs a global biopharmaceutical leader Baxalta recognizes the value of unique and diverse perspectives from our partners. Supplier Diversity exemplifies our value to become “Engaged with the World Around Us” and is critical to our Corporate Responsibility.

We are committed to responding to global concerns impacting communities and the delivery of products to our patients with orphan diseases and underserved conditions. We actively promote economic growth and development within diverse communities and seek to strengthen our supply base by including diverse markets, groups and businesses in our sourcing and procurement partnering process. We strongly believe that Supplier Diversity will contribute to greater growth and economic development in the communities where we live and conduct business. 

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Program Committment

Baxalta is committed to building a strong Supplier Diversity Process. Diverse suppliers have an equal opportunity to be included in Baxalta's Global Sourcing and Procurement process. Companies that seek to do business with Baxalta must demonstrate the ability to understand our core values, add value and provide high-quality goods and services that are competitively priced, reliable and aligned with our superior level of service.

Key Focus Areas

Tier I Program

We are committed to purchasing goods and services directly from diverse business enterprises.

Tier II Program

Through our work with prime suppliers, we seek to achieve supplier diversity at multi-tiered levels within our supply chain.

Communications

Our commitment extends to educating employees, management, suppliers, and the community-at-large on our supplier diversity process, policies and achievements.

Objective Measurements

We are focused on establishing and meeting company and departmental objectives that support our overall diversity strategy. With a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, our teams continuously review our progress toward achieving our supplier diversity goals and objectives.

Training and Education

We ensure that associates in decision-making positions throughout our organization understand Baxalta’s Supplier Diversity principles and commitment.

External Outreach Activities

We seek diverse suppliers through active involvement with national and regional minority business development organizations and participation in matchmaking and procurement events.

Awards Program and Recognition

We highlight and reward the hard work and outstanding efforts of our employees, suppliers and community partners.

Our Objectives

We strive to:
  • Actively seek certified diverse suppliers.
  • Ensure the inclusion of diverse suppliers as a part of our Global Sourcing and Procurement process.
  • Communicate the value of supplier diversity both internally and externally to all stakeholders.
  • Leverage our supplier diversity results to meet our supplier diversity requirements.
  • Continually grow our Tier 1 and Tier 2 spend with diverse suppliers and/or the number of diverse suppliers in our supply base as key components of our progress

Program Participant Qualifications

To participate in the Baxalta Supplier Diversity Process, a business must be at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by member(s) from one of the following targeted enterprises or other businesses recognized by the Small Business Administration (SBA):

Minority Business Enterprises (“MBE”) consists of:

  • African American
  • Asian
  • Asian Indian
  • Asian Pacific
  • Hispanic American
  • Native American

Women Business Enterprises (“WBE”) consist of both Non-minority & Minority-owned women businesses

Veteran Business Enterprise (“VET”) consists of former members of the United States Armed Services

LGBT Business Enterprises consists of business-owners who are defined as, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender

Disabled-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBE) consists of business-owners who are defined as individuals with a disability or service disabled veterans

Baxalta also recognizes the following additional inclusive groups and organizations as a part of our Supplier Diversity Process:

  • Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises (DVET)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
  • Historically Under Utilized Business Zone (HUB Zone)
  • Small Business Administration Program (SBA)
  • Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (SDA)
  • Small Business Enterprises (SBE)

Certification

To help ensure that our bidding opportunities reach all eligible diverse businesses, Baxalta works in conjunction with and accepts third-party certification from the following organizations and councils:

To participate in the Baxalta Supplier Diversity Process, a company must have a current third-party certification from one of the above organizations. For more information about our Supplier Diversity Process and how to participate, please contact us or email us at Supplier.Diversity@baxalta.com.

Register as a Supplier

If you qualify as a diverse business and possess a current certification from a certifying agency such as NMSDC, WBENC, NGLCC or a city, state or federal agency, we invite you to complete an online supplier profile. By completing this profile, your company information will be entered into our database of potential suppliers.

Please be aware that this registration does not qualify you as an approved supplier. This step is the beginning of the process that allows your company information to be made available to Baxalta's procurement team for potential opportunities.

To learn more about the process or to begin online registration please click here

What We Buy

Baxalta’s Global Procurement Department is the primary provider of Baxalta’s purchasing needs globally. Here are some examples of the products and services purchased by Baxalta.

Indirect Purchases

Commodities Description
Office Supplies All supplies
Hardware Desktops, Laptops, Servers, Printers
Software and Computer Peripherals Desktop and Server Applications, Computer Accessories
Promotional Items Baxalta Logo Items (e.g., Shirts, Hats, Jackets)
Staffing Services IT, Administrative, Project Management
Relocation Services Moving, Transportation, Lodging
Building Maintenance and Operational Supplies Janitorial/Cleaning, Building Materials
Furniture and Furnishings Office Furniture, Carpet/Floor Covering
Travel and Entertainment Car Rental, Fleet Services, Lodging, Transportation, Air Travel
Professional and Consulting Services IT, Marketing, Communications, Training, Other

Direct Purchases

  • Containers
  • Diluents
  • Drug Delivery Devices
  • Filters
  • Packaging
  • Supplies