Supplier Diversity

McCain Foods USA has developed a Supplier Diversity Program that will allow us to develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers who are as motivated as we are in providing the best to our customers. We want to work with a diverse supplier base who can offer us creative and innovative products, systems and processes. We will continue to accelerate our efforts to afford certified minority and women business enterprises the opportunity to effectively compete and participate in the procurement process.

The development and expansion of business relationships with Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MBE/WBEs) are sound business practices that when utilized correctly, are mutually beneficial to all parties involved. Minority and Women business development stimulates the economic development of a key segment of our population and benefits the entire community.

McCain Foods USA maintains a strong mix of certified minority-owned and women-owned businesses within our supplier base.

Our Commitment

McCain Foods USA is committed to honesty, fairness and integrity in all of its business relationships. This commitment has created a purpose and value system that motivates us to bring products, services and innovative solutions to our customers that sets us apart from our competition.

Who Qualifies

To be considered as a diverse supplier, your business must be at least 51 percent owned, controlled, and managed by a person (or persons) of minority descent. Minorities include African Americans, Asian Indian Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans (this includes Eskimos, Aleuts, and Native Hawaiians). For women-owned businesses, your business must be at least 51 percent owned, controlled, and managed by a woman.

McCain Foods requires that suppliers provide certification of their minority status through one of the 39 regional minority purchasing council affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. For women-owned businesses, certification is required by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Other certifications may be considered. McCain requires proof of such certification as a condition of doing business.

National Minority Supplier Development Council


Women’s Business Development Center


Contact Us

If you are a certified MBE or WBE that can add value to the products and services we source, please complete this online form and return via email to diversity [at] or by mail to:

Diversity at McCain
McCain Foods USA
2275 Cabot Drive
Lisle, Illinois, 60532-3653

Registration does not guarantee business, but it is the first step in identifying your interest in doing business with McCain.

You will be contacted if an opportunity arises in the type of products or services that you provide.