The Benefits of Supplier Diversity

Working with a Woman-Owned Businesses is a Win-Win

Customers know KBG as a global leader in chemistry, technology and service. What many of them may not know is that we are also the only woman-owned, full-service supplier in the pulp and paper industry. Our founder, Kathy Buckman Gibson, has built her career breaking barriers. And if you’re interested in working with a woman-owned business, here are some of the benefits you can enjoy.

Diversity. Many companies know that working with a woman-owned business can help them meet their diversity spend goals. But the benefits extend far beyond “checking the boxes” in your procurement processes. With a more intentional mix of ideas and talents in your supply chain, you’ll drive innovation and collaboration that grows your bottom line.

Quality. KBG earned its woman-owned certification through a vetting process that includes multiple screenings, interviews and site visits. The process not only provides third-party verification that we’re woman-owned — but also shows that we meet performance standards for personnel, facilities, finances and other key criteria.  Our certification ensures top quality products and services that create value for our customers.

Strategy. KBG recognizes that a diverse supply chain helps companies better understand and anticipate the needs of customers around the world. And we continue to expand our offerings through strategic relationships with other minority, veteran and woman-owned businesses that embrace and advance our vision for the future. 

As a woman-owned business in a male-dominated industry, we have beaten the odds since our beginning. And we believe that our diverse status can provide you with the innovation and agility that can deliver value to your business. Contact us today to learn how we can help you succeed.

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November 12, 2019