Why does my company need to certify with Kohler Co.?

Your company is identified as a supplier to the family of businesses owned directly or indirectly by Kohler Co. Supplier companies are asked to certify (and acknowledge) compliance to specific business and import/export documents. This is by policy of Kohler’s Global Procurement organization. The electronic Certification system provides a centralized repository for review, reporting and renewal.

 

Who may certify for my company?

Certification [and acknowledgement] must be by an authorized representative of the company who can certify on behalf of, and to bind, the Supplier. If you are uncertain of your authority, please inquire to your company’s legal department.

Examples include:
 

  • Holder of delegated authority to certify company compliance
  • Company Officer or Vice-President or General Manager
  • Owner or Principal
  • Director

 

Should I respond separately for my company and each separately incorporated subsidiary?

No. Please submit only one set of responses for your company and all supplier subsidiaries under your control for global certifications. The certification system will prompt for separate import/export compliance requirements by manufacturing site.

 

What if the parent company and subsidiaries listed are incorrect or I cannot certify on behalf of all subsidiaries as grouped?

If the subsidiary grouping is incorrect or you cannot certify on behalf of all vendors listed, please notify Kohler Supplier Certification with Subject “Incorrect Supplier Grouping (Your Company Name)". In the message text, please note your 

  • First Name + Last Name
  • Company Name
  • E-mail Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Details on the correct listings for subsidiary grouping and your authority

 

What if I am not authorized to certify on behalf of my company?

Please send an e-mail message to Kohler Supplier Certification with Subject "Not Authorized Contact (Your Company Name)". In the message text, please note your 

  • First Name + Last Name
  • Company Name
  • E-mail Address
  • Telephone Number

 

What if more than one person from my company was contacted to complete certification?

Based on the certification being requested, e.g. import/export compliance or supplier global certifications, different contacts may be applied. If a duplicate request is still an issue, please send an e-mail message to Kohler Supplier Certification with Subject “Duplicate Messages Received (Company Name)”. In the message text, please specify for each message recipient 

  • First Name + Last Name
  • Company Name
  • E-mail Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Kohler Co. relationship manager  (if known)

 

Why can't I modify the certification information for my company?

You may have View-Only rights. Otherwise, once a response has been submitted, the certification is Compliant, Non-Compliant, or Submitted for Review and cannot be modified. If you fail to respond to the requests for certification over time, the certification request is incomplete and status drops to 'Too Late: Non-Compliant’. Compliant and Non-Compliant certifications may be viewed only. 

 

What if I don't supply Kohler Co. or its businesses?

Please send an e-mail message to Kohler Supplier Certification with Subject “Not a Kohler Supplier”. In the message text, please specify 

  • First Name + Last Name
  • Company Name
  • E-mail Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Has your company ever worked with Kohler Co.? If yes, please specify with whom you previously conducted business.

 

What are the system requirements for Kohler Supplier Certification?

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Who do I contact for help?

If you have certification system (technical) questions, please send an e-mail message toKohler EProcurement. If you have questions on supplier certifications, please inquire to your Kohler relationship manager or send an e-mail message to Kohler Supplier Certification for global certifications or to Kohler Compliance for import/export compliance.