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Doing Business with Northern Trust


Vendor Code of Conduct

Northern Trust’s Vendor Code of Conduct contains the requirements and standards for all vendors doing business with Northern Trust. Inclusive of both products and services provided, the Code of Conduct sets the expectations and requirements for all vendors doing business with Northern Trust with regard to human rights and labor, health and safety, environmental practices, monitoring/compliance, and ethical business conduct.

Vendor Code of Conduct

Invoicing Guidelines

Northern Trust’s Invoicing Guidelines establish the framework for required information to be included on every invoice submitted. Northern requires its vendors to adhere to the guidelines in order to ensure payment can be executed on a timely basis.

Invoicing Guidelines

Supplier Diversity

More Diversity. Greater Perspective.

Northern Trust embraces all forms of diversity and the strength it brings to serving our clients, communities, shareholders, and each other. Our core values of service, expertise and integrity are foundational to our commitment to an inclusive culture in which all individuals feel welcomed, respected, supported and valued so they can fully participate in, and contribute to, our success.

Northern Trust collaborates with a number of organizations to encourage the economic development of our diverse vendors, which include the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, the Women's Business Development Center, Chicago United, Financial Services Roundtable of Supplier Diversity, DisabilityIN, and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois.

Our Supplier Diversity Program, which was established more than 35 years ago, engages with companies that provide goods, software and services to Northern Trust. We strive to:

  • Engage with certified and qualified diverse businesses;
  • Identify and onboard vendors who bring diversity in thinking, skill sets, and approaches;
  • Stimulate and promote economic development in the communities in which we work;
  • Monitor the key characteristics and commitment of all vendors who work with Northern Trust; and
  • Engage with minority, women, veteran, LGBT, disabled, service-disabled veteran and small business enterprises.

Northern Trust’s Supplier Diversity Program includes the measurement and reporting of key aspects of diversity including: the composition of the company’s ownership, leadership and employees; its philanthropic activities; and its own supplier diversity program. This also includes the tracking of Tier 2 diverse spend information.

If you have been selected as a supplier to report your diverse spend data, please do so here

Interested diverse vendors are encouraged to complete our Vendor Supplier Form.

For more information, please email us at

Vendor Registration

How to register your company with Northern Trust

To register a firm's interest in doing business with Northern Trust, vendors are asked to complete and submit a Vendor Registration form. Upon submission, Northern Trust staff will review the information. If the firm meets our standards across a wide range of criteria, the profile will be added to our database for consideration in future opportunities.

Please note that the submission of a completed Vendor Registration form does not obligate Northern Trust to include any given vendor, nor does it guarantee a vendor's participation, in our bid process.

Interested vendors are encouraged to complete our Vendor Supplier Form

The vision and mission of Northern Trust's Procurement team is to optimize the company's performance in relation to the purchase of software, goods, and services

Senior Vice President of ProcurementKevin Oakes