Cultivating our world-class supplier relationships

At Cintas, we know that having a strong supplier network plays a direct role in our business performance and global competitiveness. And we have a long history of relying on the services of a broad range of both domestic and international suppliers — owning, operating or doing business with contractors in hundreds of cases overseas, and manufacturing production in five continents in more than 30 countries.

Supplier Diversity

Achieving a base of suppliers which includes qualified minority, women, veteran and other diverse owned business enterprises.

A diverse supply chain keeps us competitive

It’s a fact: the more diverse our supply chain, the more competitive we are as a company. That’s why we put every effort into making sure this chain is as robust and varied as possible, with a supplier network that includes a wealth of women-owned and ethnically diverse businesses. We also know that securing a diverse supplier base is more reflective of our dynamic business community, and helps us better serve our customers.

It’s a commitment that starts at the top, with our Supplier Diversity Executive Steering Committee. Members of this committee are proactive change agents who work to ensure that our employee-partners are aligned on the many advantages of giving diverse suppliers equal access to Cintas partnerships.

Relevant Data

  • Cintas is a member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and the Veteran-Owned Business Association.
  • Since fiscal year 2007, we have spent more than $1.9 billion with certified diverse suppliers.
  • In fiscal year 2018, we spent $231 million with diverse suppliers — totaling 12.06% of external domestic spend.
  • We spent $99.1 million with women business enterprises in FY ‘18.
  • We spent $130.3 million with minority business enterprises in FY ‘18.
  • We spent $2 million with veteran business enterprises in FY ‘18.
  • We continually invest in development courses — offering training to more than 1,900 minority- and women-owned businesses across the country since 2009.

Relevant Awards

  • Included in Corporate 101: America’s Most Admired Corporations for Supplier Diversity, 2017.
  • Recognized as Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association for 2017
  • Ranked among Women’s Enterprise magazine’s Top 100 Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises for 2018.
  • Ranked among Women’s Enterprise magazine’s Top 100 Leaders in Corporate Supplier Diversity for 2018.
  • Included in Diversity Plus magazine’s Top 30 Champions of Diversity ranking, 2017.
  • Awarded as 2018 corporate buyer of the year from MBN USA

Ready to take action

Our goal at Cintas is to continually expand our network of businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans. We know this not only enhances our company value and drives a significant competitive advantage, it also helps us better serve our customer base that is also richly diverse.

To find more information regarding supplier registration and compliance, please visit the following pages:

General Supplier Register
Diverse Supplier Register
Safety Compliance
Vendor Code of Conduct