Commitment to Supply Chain Inclusion & Diversity

At KLA, we value inclusion & diversity throughout our organization and supply chain. We recognize that partnering with diverse suppliers, whose services and products meet KLA standards and customer requirements, are fundamental to ensuring the company’s continued success. We are committed to growing an inclusive and diverse global supply chain, that drives innovation and partners with us in advancing humanity through KLA technologies and services.

Hear from our Leaders

“KLA is a place that values inclusion and diversity throughout our organization and supply chain. We know that partnering with diverse suppliers, who meet our high standards and enable us to meet customer requirements, expands our perspectives and solutions to improve the ways KLA operates.”

Theo Kneepkens
SVP Global Operations

Theo Kneepkens

Hear from our Leaders

“At KLA, prioritizing inclusion and diversity in our supplier strategy is one of the ways we strive to positively impact our customers and the communities where we live and work. KLA is committed to sourcing innovative goods and services through strategic partnerships with our suppliers. I am honored to be part of a global procurement team dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for our supply partners.”

Chris Jones
Head of Global Corporate Procurement

Chris Jones

Our Supplier Inclusion & Diversity Journey

Our journey began with the launch of our Supplier Diversity program in 2015 and made further progress by implementing our Supply Chain Sustainability Program in 2019, aligned with our broader ESG strategy. As a fundamental part of this program, we initiated a new phase of our Supply Chain Inclusion & Diversity Program. This journey is just beginning. In 2020, we laid a strong foundation by contracting with a third-party partner to compare our supplier lists with public sources that identify and track diverse supplier categories, such as women-owned businesses, businesses owned by underrepresented groups and others. As a result of this work, we have increased the number of identified diverse suppliers already in our supply chain by 242%.



Initial phase of the Diverse Supplier Program was launched and key criteria for the inclusion of diverse suppliers in KLA sourcing activities published. KLA identified and categorized diverse suppliers and initiated related reporting to key customers.



KLA became a member the SEMI Manufacturing Ownership Diversity (MOD) working group to foster an increase in awareness of the value of diverse suppliers in the semiconductor and manufacturing industry.



KLA became a Corporate Member of the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council to further expand our awareness of business opportunities with certified business enterprises owned by underrepresented groups.



We will continue working to bring our strategic plan to fruition, identifying goals and metrics, and tracking our progress in creating even more sustainable, inclusive and diverse supply chains throughout our operations.

Supplier Resources

  1. Supplier Inclusion & Diversity Expectations

    At KLA, we value inclusion & diversity throughout our organization and supply chain. Please refer to our Supplier Inclusion & Diversity Expectations document to learn more about our expectations of suppliers and how we can work together in building a more diverse supply chain.
    View Expectations
  2. Supplier Diversity Classifications Guide

    KLA expects all diverse suppliers to obtain certification if they meet any of the applicable supplier diversity categories listed and maintain that certification. By obtaining and maintaining certification, diverse businesses often increase their opportunities for new business and access to resources and support. Please refer to our guide for certified diversity categories recognized at KLA.
    View Guide
  3. Semi Manufacturing Ownership Diversity (MOD)

    Interested in joining the SEMI MOD Working Group?
    Find out more
  4. Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC)

    Interested in becoming a Corporate Member or getting certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in Northern California, Nevada, or Hawaii?
    Find out more

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Making an impact that contributes to advancing humanity has long been a part of the KLA DNA, and we remain committed to our purpose in everything we do — through leadership, opportunity, innovation and stewardship.


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At KLA, Inclusion & Diversity is a shared aspiration, commitment and responsibility. We celebrate the diversity of our employees, customers and partners, and we are committed to fostering an engrained culture of inclusion and workplace diversity.

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