Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity

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Supplier Diversity

Our mission.

We work to create a sustainable future through innovative technologies, strategically building thriving markets, and fostering interconnected supplier ecosystems.

Jim Lico

“At its root, Fortive means strength, and our strength comes from the actions and contributions across our value chain, starting with our suppliers. We are committed to diversifying our supply base to continuously improve our innovation, agility, and resiliency. By developing robust partnerships and alliances with diverse suppliers and other supporting agencies, we can accelerate progress within our company, for our suppliers, and in our communities.”

Jim Lico
President & CEO
Supplier Diversity Program Scope
Our Work

Program scope.

Through our Diverse Supplier Program, we aim to source goods and services in the United States from suppliers who are certified as:

  • Small Businesses
  • Minority-Owned Businesses
  • Woman-Owned Businesses
  • Disadvantaged-Owned Businesses
  • LGBTQ+-Owned Businesses
  • Veteran-Owned Businesses
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business
  • Disabled-Owned Business
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone Business
Aspirational Goals & Progress

Enabling greater access.

Our aspirational supplier diversity goal is to spend $100M annually with certified diverse suppliers by the end of 2025. In 2023, we spent $91.4M with certified diverse suppliers.

To help drive supplier diversity we are focused on such actions as recruiting from a wide variety of supplier sources, providing training on unconscious bias to our procurement teams, and monitoring policies and practices to ensure that no group is inadvertently disadvantaged. All suppliers are evaluated through a neutral merit-selection process. We do not consider race, ethnicity, gender, or any other protected trait in the selection of our suppliers, nor do we have any financial set-asides or commitments for any demographic group.

Bob Mahlik

"At Fortive, we recognize the importance of supplier diversity and are committed to ensuring that it is an integral part of our strategic sourcing and procurement processes and corporate culture. We believe sourcing from diverse suppliers not only strengthens the communities in which we live and work, but also strengthens the resilience and performance of our supply chain."

Bob Mahlik
Vice President, Global Procurement


We're proud to partner with these organizations on our supplier diversity work. 

CEO Action for Racial Equality

Proud signatory since 2017 and sponsor of a 2021 Racial Equity Fellow

National Minority Supplier Development Council

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