KCS is committed to diversity among our suppliers. In our search for talent, we reach out to all segments of the business community - seeking qualified suppliers, large and small. We believe that working with suppliers from diverse segments of the business community supports our business objectives and strengthens local communities.
Diversity is the key to innovation, providing and allowing us to create new opportunities. To serve our customers best, it is essential that we bring together talented and committed people with wide-ranging perspectives, individuals who approach problems from multiple points of view. It is here where we continue to cast the widest net in our search for qualified suppliers.
To assist in the growth of talented small business, KCS strives to purchase from and support suppliers who are certified as a small business, disadvantaged business, minority-owned business, women-owned business, and veteran-owned business. We look to purchase goods and services from these business enterprises and encourage prospective suppliers to join us as partners and take advantage of our Supplier Diversity Program. As partners, it's a true win-win – for everyone. KCS finds talented new suppliers for high quality, competitively-priced products and services, and our suppliers see their business grow. It is this growth that is essential for the health and growth of the communities where we all live and do business.
Patrick J. Ottensmeyer
President and Chief Executive Officer