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We pursue relationships. 

Our suppliers are represented throughout the diverse ecosystem of our global business and the products we deliver to our customers.

Having a stable and sound supply base is vital to our continued success, which is why we expect our suppliers to adhere to the highest standards of business conduct, labor rights, quality and service.

Our winning aspiration is to be the premier provider of sustainable, results driven procurement solutions aligned with our stakeholder priorities through efficient execution and differentiated value.

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Responsible Sourcing

Sustainable supply chain, supplier diversity
  • Supplier Compliance
  • Supplier Diversity

Rigorous Responsibility

Rigorous Responsibility

We want our customers to know that they can use WestRock products and services with confidence. We employ rigorous policies and procedures to ensure that we meet or exceed all relevant external standards for quality and safety, and meet our own standards for integrity and excellence.

Our economic responsibilities begin with our commitment to rewarding shareholders and employees while delivering value for our customers. We seek to create opportunity and improved quality of life in every country and community where we do business.

Our human rights principles recognize and respect the rights of our employees, including the choice of union affiliation. In fact, our open and constructive relationship with union leadership allows us to work to find solutions to issues of mutual interest.

WestRock requires all of its suppliers to comply with the applicable laws, legal requirements and regulations of the countries where they do business, without the use of forced labor or child labor. WestRock has established a comprehensive set of standards for suppliers called the WestRock Principles of Conduct. The Principles are our global sourcing guidelines, and the foundation of our supplier approval process, which includes review and verification of the relevant information we ask from our suppliers.

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Supplier Compliance

Supplier Compliance

Supplier compliance is so important to us that we regularly monitor our supplier base. If you would like more information about our supplier compliance process or would like to report possible supplier violations, please contact us using this form.

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Supplier Diversity

Diverse Suppliers with Distinct Ideas

WestRock knows that having a broad field of qualified suppliers with a wide range of backgrounds, viewpoints and ideas helps give us an edge and ultimately helps our customers win. We believe diversity adds value to our operations and manufacturing efforts, ensuring we provide the highest quality products to our customers. We actively seek certified diverse business partners who share our core values and commitment to helping our customers win. If your business is minority-owned, women-owned, LGBT-owned, disabled-owned, veteran-owned or a small business and you are interested in WestRock’s Supplier Diversity initiative, we want to hear from you.

Diverse Firms

A diverse business is a for-profit enterprise that is 51% owned, operated, and controlled by minority group members including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans; women; lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender individuals; people with disabilities; veterans.

Suppliers seeking to do business with WestRock, who qualify as a diverse firm, should obtain certification through third-party certifying agencies.


We are proud of our partnerships with the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, in addition to its local affiliates including the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, Greater Women’s Business Council, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council and the Carolina’s Virginia Council Minority Supplier Development Council, as well as other local, regional and national third-party certifying agencies and diversity organizations.


Supplier Diversity
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Learn more about our plan to move to an electronic procure-to-pay process utilizing Coupa.