Supplier Inclusion – The Kroger Co.

Posted: November 1, 2021 at 7:26 am

Supplier Inclusion Program

At Kroger, we know that a diverse supply chain strengthens our business, improves our customer experience and supports our communities.

We take an intentional approach to fostering the growth and development of certified minority- and women-owned business enterprises through our award-winning Supplier Inclusion Program. The program streamlines Krogers procurement process, helping connect businesses of all sizes and sectors with the appropriate decision makers within our enterprise. Over the past 30 years, the program has played an important role in developing Krogers diverse supplier network by helping businesses:

We believe this holistic approach results in strong partnerships and better business outcomes.

A U.S. privately held company that is at least 51% owned and operated by a minority, woman, veteran, person with a disability or a member of the LGBT community.Krogers Supplier Inclusion Program recognizes the following minority classifications:

As Kroger continues to grow, we are committed to doing our part to ensure that diverse businesses have equal footing when partnering with our family of companies, shaping the Kroger customer experience and growing their business with us. Kroger has numerous opportunities for diverse suppliers and our approaches to supplier inclusion are as varied as the businesses and individuals with which we partner.

In 2019, Kroger:

It is the policy of The Kroger Co. that certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBEs),Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBEs) and other Diverse-Owned Business Enterprises (e.g., Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises; Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender-Owned Business Enterprises, People with Disabilities Enterprises (DBEs) have the opportunity to participate in the performance of Kroger contracts.

Krogers Supplier Inclusion team works hand-in-hand with prospective and established supplier partners to:

We partner with the following national certifying organizations to further our supplier inclusion goals and develop diverse supplier relationships:

Kroger recommends prospective diverse suppliers pursue certification with the appropriate organizations for their business. We also recognize certification from national, state and/or local third-party certifying agencies.

To join our family of suppliers, start with these three steps:

Contact us at 513-762-1582 or supplierdiversity@kroger.com.

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