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Doing Business with Northern Trust

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. Through the Northern Trust key principles, Integrity, Service, and Expertise, we will partner with the supply base to deliver the highest quality products in a cost effective and efficient manner. It is important that we develop strong relationships with our partners and suppliers to innovate and create value opportunities. We will Achieve Greater, together.
Senior Vice President of ProcurementKevin Oakes

Supplier Code of Conduct

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

Supplier Guidelines

Northern Trust has the following core expectations of all of its suppliers:

  • evidence of the capability to provide the highest quality goods and/or services
  • commitment to mutually agreed service standards
  • sufficient financial resources to be a reliable and consistent provider
  • adherence to the law and regulations in all regards
  • compliance with Northern Trust's centralized procurement program and its standards
Supplier 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 suppliers to adhere to the guidelines in order to ensure payment can be executed on a timely basis.
Invoicing Guidelines


Supplier Registration

How to register your company with Northern Trust

To register a firm's interest in doing business with Northern Trust, suppliers are asked to complete and submit a Supplier 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 Supplier Registration form does not obligate Northern Trust to include any given supplier, nor does it guarantee a supplier's participation, in our bid process.

Interested suppliers are encouraged to complete our Supplier Registration Form