Kyndryl's Supplier Diversity Program
This program ensures that diverse businesses have the opportunity to participate in all areas of Kyndryl’s global marketing, procurement, and contracting activities. This policy applies to all firms or institutions regardless of the business owner's race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or status as a special disabled veteran or other veteran.
Kyndryl's supplier diversity program expands purchasing opportunities for businesses owned and operated by minorities, women, lesbian and gay, veterans, and service-disabled veterans, and disabled persons. Purchasing opportunities are also expanded for our non-profit organizations that hire disabled persons and for HUBZone companies. Kyndryl maintains a database of potential diverse suppliers and contacts.
Additionally, a Kyndryl representative attends various networking events, trade shows, etc., to identify other potential diverse suppliers to be potentially included in our supply chain.
Supplier Diversity Requirements
Suppliers that wish to have their minority owned, women owned or HUBZone business designation within Kyndryl's systems must provide appropriate certification(s). Suppliers must acquire and maintain valid certification(s) from the following agencies and/or associations, as appropriate.
For more information about Kyndryl's supplier diversity program, please email Michael Pagliaro, Global Supplier Diversity program lead.
Associations and agencies include:
- National Minority Supplier Development Council and regional affiliates
- Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and regional affiliates
- Disability: IN
- National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and affiliates
- Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Minority Supplier Development Council (MSD-China)
- WEConnect International
- State or local (county, city) government agencies