Supplier data

Our ethos is to source from the best value solution and select suppliers who best meet our business needs. We use a fair and ethical process which doesn't put up barriers to local suppliers or rural suppliers.

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

Spend with suppliers

£446m

£504m

£527m

£567m

Number of suppliers

2,005

2,638

2,949

2,430

Number of key suppliers

140

185

206

286

Percentage of supplier spend operating in high risk countries (as defined by FTSE4Good)

9%

14%

16%

11%

All new and existing suppliers adhere to our suppliers code of conduct.

We were last audited and recertified for IOA14001 for Group Procurement and Supplier Management in June 2015. No further audits are required.

Annually suppliers are asked to report on their ESG performance though the supplier code of conduct.