Our vision

At Northwestern Mutual, we aspire to reflect the diversity of the marketplace we serve in all aspects of our supplier relationships.

Our mission

The mission of the Supplier Diversity program at Northwestern Mutual is to develop mutually beneficial relationships with historically underrepresented businesses in order to strengthen our overall supply base, provide the best value to our policyowners, and create lasting impacts in our communities.


Our expectation

Northwestern Mutual is committed to being a premier company in the financial services and insurance industry. We seek suppliers who can enhance our overall capabilities by:

  • Offering ideas or alternatives that will ultimately lower our costs
  • Developing new and improved products
  • Providing competitive pricing and services

What we purchase

What follows is a list of products and services we typically purchase from suppliers. This list will change periodically, so check back to view the latest.

  • Awards, Plaques, Engraving
  • Computer Hardware & Supplies
  • Envelopes, Stationary
  • Office Furniture
  • Printed Materials
  • Software Sales & Support
  • Catering
  • Consulting Services
  • MRO Supplies
  • Office Supplies
  • Restaurant Supplies

Is your company a diverse business enterprise?

Northwestern Mutual recognizes the following diverse supplier categories:

  1. Small Business Enterprises as certified by the City of Milwaukee Office of Small Business Development

  2. Companies that are owned exclusively by U.S. citizens, are at least 51 percent owned, controlled and managed by one or more of the below categories and are located in the U.S., its territories or possessions:

    • Minority Owned
    • Women Owned
    • Disabled Owned
    • Veteran Owned
    • LGBT Owned

Register with Northwestern Mutual

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.

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