Supplier Diversity FAQs and Resources

How do I register as a potential Starbucks supplier?

Please note: you must first create a Starbucks account before you can submit a company profile

To create a Starbucks account:

  2. Enter in a Username, Password and Email Address.
  3. Click on “Create an Account”

Once you have a Starbucks account, follow these directions to create your company profile:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your Username and password to log into your account
  3. Go to
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Create Diversity Profile”
  5. Enter in your company details and click “Submit”

What is a WMBE?

WMBE is an acronym for woman- or minority-owned business enterprise.

What is the process after I’ve registered my company profile?

Once a company profile is submitted your registration is complete. Your profile is reviewed and submitted to the various sourcing teams assigned to the products and/or services your company provides. This process takes approximately four weeks. Your company will be contacted directly by the sourcing team if there are bid opportunities that align with your company’s capabilities.

Is there a cost to register?

There is no cost for registering with Starbucks as a diverse supplier. However, there are costs related to becoming certified. For additional information on becoming certified you can contact the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) or the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

How do I become certified?

You can contact the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) or one of their regional affiliates for certification process information:

National Minority Supplier Development Council
1359 Broadway, Tenth Floor
New York, New York 10018
(212) 944-2430

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
1120 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036

Does Starbucks assign a specific amount of spend to diverse suppliers?

No. In all of our sourcing opportunities, Starbucks awards business to the right supplier, based on quality, service and value.

Other questions? Please contact our supplier diversity team. Not a Diverse Supplier but would still like to know about about supplier opportunities? Please inquire here.