We have an annual procurement budget of more than £1.1 billion, and rely on around 1,700 regional, national and international suppliers to support the delivery of our company vision. We develop relationships with our key partners and suppliers, based on common values to help achieve that vision.
Treating our supply chain fairly and ethically, through prompt payments and adequate guidance and support, is something we are fully committed to. We, in turn, expect suppliers to uphold high environmental and ethical standards – the tenets of which are described in our Responsible Sourcing Principles and we engage with our supply chain via the United Supply Chain approach.
We maintain high ethical standards of business conduct and corporate governance and expect the same high standards of our supply chain. We utilise our responsible sourcing principles to create a high quality supply chain and provide suppliers with a way of enhancing their performance in the North West and beyond.