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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

We are committed to supplier diversity.

Northern Trust established a Supplier Diversity program more than 35 years ago. Through our Supplier Diversity program, Northern Trust seeks to engage with minority, women, veteran, LGBT, disabled, service-disabled veteran and small business enterprises. Northern Trust encourages diverse vendors to participate in our procurement process to become part of our supply chain.

Additionally, 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.

Interested diverse vendors are encouraged to complete our Vendor Supplier Form

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