Supplier Diversity


Learn About Kohl's Supplier Diversity Initiative

Kohl’s purpose is to inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives. The mission of our diversity and inclusion strategy is to fulfill more lives through equity, diversity and inclusion. We pledge to invest more to support the unique needs of diverse, underserved communities with a focus on addressing disparities in career development, family support, housing and wellness. 

We believe we can help support more equitable economic outcomes in our diverse and underserved communities through our supplier diversity program. Our program provides access to development and business opportunities to a diverse supply base, including minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, LGBT-owned and disability-owned suppliers.

As a business partner, you are an extension of Kohl’s and building a diverse supplier base is an important strategy for us all. It is our expectation that our Business Partners reflect the same commitment in their operations. We encourage our Business Partners to have policies and procedures in place to drive diversity within their organizations and their inclusive practices.

We ask all prospective suppliers to register using the link on this page. When filling out your registration, please indicate your diversity status, and be sure to attach any certifications from the respective organizations. 

Fill out our Supplier Registration Form.

Requirements for Kohl’s Supplier Diversity Program: 
Diverse Suppliers are defined as a US based company that is 51% owned and operated by a minority, woman, veteran, a member of the LGBTQ community or person with a disability. Kohl’s recognizes those who are certified as such by a third party agency. 

As part of our initiative to continue to develop diverse suppliers we partnered with:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
  • WEConnect International
  • National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  • National Veteran Business Development Center
  • Disability: IN

For more information regarding Kohl’s Supplier Diversity Initiative, please email