Del Monte’s Supplier Diversity Program enables small and diverse businesses to be considered fairly as subcontractors and suppliers. It is our policy to seek out opportunities to buy from these suppliers where price, quality and delivery of service are competitive.

We believe that Supplier Diversity enriches both our supply base and the communities in which our suppliers live and work.

Supplier Eligibility

Del Monte is committed to developing and maintaining successful relationships with certified small and diverse businesses who can help us achieve long-term growth which in turn drives shareholder value. We define certified businesses as follows:

SMALL BUSINESS

To be considered a Small Business, the business must be organized for profit with a place of business in the United States. It must operate primarily within the U.S. or make a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor. It must be independently owned and operated, not be dominant in its field on a national basis, and meet the size standard for its industry as defined in the Small Business Size Regulations, 13 CFR 121. To determine the size standard for your business, visit the Small Business Administration (SBA).

SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS

To be considered a Small Disadvantaged Business, the business must meet the criteria of a Small Business and be 51% owned by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual or individuals who are directly involved in the daily business operations. Owners must have a net worth of less than $750,000, excluding the equity of the business and primary residence, and be members of one of the following ethnic groups:

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

VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS

To be considered a Veteran-Owned Small Business, the business must meet the criteria of a Small Business and be 51% owned by one or more veterans who are directly involved in the daily business operations.

SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS

To be considered a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, the business must meet the criteria of a Small Business and be 51% owned by one or more service disabled veterans who are directly involved in the daily business operations.

HUBZONE SMALL BUSINESS

To be considered a HUBZone Small Business, the business must meet the criteria of a Small Business and be 51% owned by a U.S. citizen, Community Development Corporation, agricultural cooperative or an Indian tribe. The principal office must be located within a Historically Underutilized Business Zone, which includes lands considered Indian Country and military facilities closed by the Base Realignment and Closure Act. At least 35% of the business’ employees must reside in a HUBZone.

MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (MBE)

To be considered a MBE, the business must be 51% owned by a U.S. citizen who is directly involved in the daily business operations and is a member of one of the following ethnic groups:

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

WOMEN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (WBE)

To be considered a WBE, the business must be 51% owned by a U.S. citizen who is a woman and who is directly involved in the daily business operations.

Certification

Certification of the above statuses must be provided from one of the following sources:

If you meet the criteria outlined above, you may register your business with Del Monte by completing a Office spreadsheet icon delmontesupplierdiversityregistrationformrev1.xls.  By registering, your company information will be available to all Del Monte buyers. Please note that registration in our database provides no guarantee of doing business with Del Monte.

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