Supplier Diversity

Our Commitment

At Dematic and throughout the KION Group, we recognize the importance and economic impact of having a supplier diversity program. An essential element of our mission is to create a diverse and equitable supply chain that reflects our workforce, and the communities we serve and operate in, so Dematic can continue to grow and meet the needs of our customers.

We do this through engaging and collaborating with internal stakeholders, partnering with external advocacy organizations, and developing programs that support our diverse business owners. It is our fundamental belief, that embracing diversity enriches our business, inspires positive change, and builds a more equitable and prosperous future.

Our Passionate Team

Stephanie Williams

Senior Director, Governance and Process Excellence

Samantha Varela

Manager, Supplier Diversity

Third-Party Certification and Resources

Suppliers with a diverse business designation must be certified by a third-party agency. Although certification is not required to do business with Dematic, it is required to participate in our supplier diversity program. Dematic accepts a wide variety of diverse certifications including but not limited to the following: 

If you are interested in learning more about becoming certified, please reach out to us. 

Existing and Prospective Diverse Suppliers

If you are an existing supplier or seeking to do business with Dematic, please register your company through our Supplier Diversity Portal.

Your profile will be reviewed by our supplier diversity team, and if an opportunity arises for which you qualify for, we will reach out to you directly.

Registering does not guarantee business with Dematic.

We are in this Together!

Together, we can build a future where diversity, equity, and inclusion can thrive. See what our other departments are doing to power the future of commerce. 


It's a relentless commitment to meaningful change, supported by a business strategy that prioritizes thoughtful stewardship of people, planet, and products.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We acknowledge and embrace the individual strengths of our employees.

Community Outreach

Community Outreach is a company-wide effort that has shown to make a significant impact on Dematic’s company culture and supports our commitment to bettering the communities in which we live, work and serve.

Frequently Asked Questions

Supplier diversity is the business practice of consistently including small and diverse-owned businesses in an organization’s procurement activities to improve bottom-line results, such as decreased supply costs via supplier competition, and product innovation through the entrance of new products, services, and ideas.

A certification agency is a third-party organization specializing in certifying business diversity status. The certification process usually includes a review of the owner’s diversity category, ownership, and financial documents, an onsite visit or interview, and may have an application fee.

A diverse business enterprise (DBE), often called a diverse supplier, is an organization that is at least 51% owned, controlled, and managed by a person(s) of a diverse category, including:

  • Minority-owned business enterprises (MBE)
  • Woman-owned business enterprises (WBE)
  • Veteran-owned small businesses (VBE)
  • Service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB)
  • Veteran-disability-owned business enterprises (VDOBE)
  • LGTBQ-owned business enterprises (LGBTBE)
  • Disability-owned business enterprises (DOBE)

Dematic partnered with Gainfront to assist us in tracking, growing, measuring, and reporting our diversity spend. Each diverse supplier must register via the Dematic Supplier Diversity Portal. By submitting your information, you will be entered into our supplier database. If we have an opportunity related to your submission, we will contact your organization for further information. A submission to the database does not guarantee a business opportunity.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about Dematic’s Supplier Diversity Program, please feel free to email us.