Supplier Diversity

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At Kimberly-Clark, we recognize our differences make us stronger. Through our diverse network of suppliers, we are cultivating new ideas and experiences, and empowering you to grow your business with us.

We are proud to partner with organizations including the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce who help us grow our network of certified diverse suppliers. Included in our program are:

  • Certified minority-owned businesses
  • Certified woman-owned businesses
  • Certified lesbian/gay/bi-sexual or transgendered-owned businesses
  • Certified disadvantaged businesses
  • Certified HUB Zone businesses
  • Veteran-owned and service disabled veteran-owned businesses
  • Small businesses

What We Consider When Establishing New Supplier Relationships
Sourcing decisions vary on individual business needs, potential competitive advantages and underlying business risks. Key considerations include a supplier's ability to:

  • Be a trusted partner to help us produce quality and value products
  • Promote the spirit of Kimberly-Clark's safety culture
  • Provide technology that offers unique protective features and can be the basis for product and process innovations
  • Offer adequate capacity and flexibility to satisfy the range of our defined needs without interruption or dependency on Kimberly-Clark for long-term contracts or capital commitments
  • Deliver the best total value in cost and innovation
  • Exercise mature Continuous Improvement program best practices
  • Provide diversity to match closely to our consumer base
  • Demonstrate a proactive risk management program
Supplier Diversity Profile
To communicate your interest in Kimberly-Clark's Supplier Diversity program and the potential to become a Kimberly-Clark supplier please complete the Supplier Diversity Profile form.