Inclusive Supplier Program

Building a world of work that works for everyone

Our Inclusive Supplier Program creates opportunities for diverse and small businesses

At Korn Ferry, we believe in a world of work that works for everyone.

Our Inclusive Supplier Program aims to promote and increase the inclusion of underrepresented vendors and contractors both in our supply chain and in the marketplace as a whole.

We believe creating economic opportunities for diverse and small businesses to engage with Korn Ferry will allow us to drive more innovation and value for Korn Ferry and our clients.

We invite diverse and small businesses to register with us through Korn Ferry's Supplier.io portal.


Korn Ferry's Tier 2 Reporting

Tier 2 reporting is an important part of Korn Ferry’s Inclusive Supplier Program. Through this part of our program, we aim to increase opportunities for diverse and small businesses by asking our suppliers to report the volume of work they have with diverse and small businesses. This volume represents Tier 2 volume.

Our suppliers who provide us with Tier 2 reporting are critical partners in our efforts to drive greater impact and meaningful change within communities. We welcome and appreciate your engagement in our Tier 2 reporting.


Register and/or access the Tier 2 Reporting portal

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Supporting growth & development of underrepresented businesses

With our Inclusive Supplier Program, our goals are threefold.

  • Engage: Increase engagement with diverse and small suppliers to address our strategic business needs and to promote our mutual success as long-term partners 
  • Enrich: Support the business growth of diverse and small suppliers
  • Expand: Expand the reach and impact of our diverse and small suppliers within Korn Ferry and their communities

FAQ about our Inclusive Supplier Program

Korn Ferry is dedicated to building a supplier base that reflects the diversity of our employees, clients and communities. We are working with our suppliers to develop a more sustainable business while accelerating opportunities in our suppliers’ markets.

How can my business get involved?

We’re actively searching for diverse and small businesses for partnerships that help us deliver on our commitment to our employees and clients. You can get started by registering as a diverse and small supplier using supplier.io's Supplier One platform.

To register, you will need to provide some basic information about your business, including the following:

  • Corporate structure
  • Revenue
  • Workforce
  • Locations where you provide products and services
  • Products and services
  • Capabilities
  • Customers
  • Types of certifications

Does my business qualify for your Inclusive Supplier Program?

We want to partner with businesses that fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Women-owned businesses
  • Veteran-owned businesses
  • Service-disabled veteran-owned businesses
  • LGBTQ+-owned businesses
  • Minority-owned businesses
  • Disadvantaged businesses
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) businesses

Do I need a business certification to qualify for the Inclusive Supplier Program?

No, you do not need certification to self-identify and register. However, it’s helpful. We encourage you to get certified to the extent that you qualify to have one of the following business certifications:

  • Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Self-Certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SC-SDB)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (ED-WOSB)
  • HUB Zone Business (HUBZone)
  • Veteran Owned Business (VET)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVET)
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT)
  • Disabled-Owned Business (DISABLED)
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
Our goal is to support you in this certification process. Please let us know if you have any questions or need assistance.

What kinds of products and services do you buy?

Generally, we buy from suppliers of the following goods and services:

  • Professional and consulting services
  • IT products and services
  • Office-related goods and services
  • Catering and food services
  • Travel and hospitality services
  • Marketing services
  • Facilities-related services 
  • Operations and business management support services
  • Professional facilitators, coaches, and consultants to support our client needs

What happens when I register with Korn Ferry's Inclusive Supplier Program through the supplier.io portal?

You’ll receive a registration confirmation letting you know that your information has been added to supplier.io’s supplier database. Our procurement teams rely on this database to identify suppliers who match our needs when opportunities arise. Your registration with supplier.io will be visible to other companies using supplier.io’s services who may also seek to build relationships with you.

Does registration guarantee the award of work?

Registration gives us access to your information for consideration in future opportunities, but it does not guarantee an award of work.

Do you have a supplier code of conduct?

Yes. We expect our suppliers to abide by our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for Contractors and Vendors.

Who can answer my questions about the Inclusive Supplier Program?

If you have additional questions, please send an email to InclusiveSupplierProgram@kornferry.com.


Register with us

You can get started by registering as a diverse and small supplier using supplier.io’s Supplier One platform. By clicking the above link, you are now entering Korn Ferry’s supplier.io portal. Korn Ferry’s website terms, privacy policy and cookie policy don’t apply to the supplier.io portal/site or app you’re about to visit. Please review supplier.io’s website terms and any privacy and security policies to learn how they apply to you. Korn Ferry is not responsible for (and does not provide) any products, services, or content at this third-party site or app.