Supplier Diversity

Praxair Supplier Diversity

Together we can do more

Providing innovative and valuable solutions for our customers around the globe requires diverse talents, perspectives and experiences. At Praxair, our employees have leveraged diversity to remove obstacles, generate creative solutions and provide outstanding service to our customers. Another way that we are achieving success in making our planet more productive for our customers and the communities that we operate in, is by embracing programs that assist us in fostering relationships with a variety of qualified, diverse businesses for our supply chain around the globe. 

See if your business qualifies as a small, diverse business.

Supplier pre-qualification

Supplier Diversity Program

Praxair’s Supplier Diversity Program encourages and supports the use of a variety of qualified distinct business enterprises. We seek to provide maximum practicable opportunities for said businesses to participate in the supply of goods and/or services that support our business model. 

All types of qualified business enterprises are welcome to participate in our RFP processes for goods and services. For the past ten years, our main focus has primarily been on championing those companies in the U.S. classified as small and diverse businesses in the following categories:

  • Asian Indian-Owned
  • Asian Pacific-Owned
  • Black-Owned 
  • Canadian Aboriginal-Owned
  • Hispanic-Owned
  • Native American-Owned
  • Disability-Owned
  • Woman-Owned
  • Disadvantaged
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT)-Owned
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUB Zone)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned
  • Veteran-Owned

In 2013 and beyond, our organization has begun to collaborate with our global affiliates to understand the supplier diversity landscape and opportunities in each country in which we operate. By leveraging the knowledge and skills of our diverse employee population and continuing to provide cultural awareness training around the world, we strive to achieve an organically inclusive environment where diversity is known as a valuable asset and competitive advantage in our supply chain.