Suppliers

Our supply chain is diverse, spanning IT, travel, sponsorship, translation services, telephony and affiliates amongst others. In 2017 we integrated management of our suppliers into a single Enterprise Resource Planning system.

Our approach

Our supply chain management is designed to:

  • reduce risk
  • develop mutually beneficial long-term business relationships
  • deliver best value from our suppliers on a long-term basis.

Our procurement policy

Our policy includes a “Supplier Acknowledgement and Self-Certification Checklist”, which requests information relating to:

  • financial strength to ensure long-term reliability
  • ability to deliver enduring quality and value
  • commitment to innovation and ability to help us develop new products, processes and ways of working that will provide us with a commercial advantage
  • commitment to a wider corporate responsibility agenda relating to the environment, labour/employment standards, equal opportunities and employee rights.

In return

We aim to operate to the highest professional standards, treating our suppliers in a fair and reasonable manner and settling invoices promptly.