Our policy is to:
The Global Procurement team ensures that our commodity management strategy is closely aligned with current company business goals – a process of continuous improvement thus ensuring commercial competitiveness is maximised on an ongoing basis whilst implementing mitigation strategies to safeguard the integrity of the supply chain.
Following the development and successful roll out of the Supplier Accreditation Scheme (covering c. 80% of our direct and indirect spend), the fostering of strategic supplier relationships has been enhanced leading to greater opportunity for aggregation of spend, better savings roadmap visibility and the ability to finely tune commodity specific strategies to support business development and growth.
Front to back supply chain integration, leveraging strategic supplier relationships, from material supply to delivery and service to customer is our primary focus. This ensures the ongoing quality, reliability and availability of our products and services whilst guaranteeing compliance with company ethical and environmental policies (factors which are becoming increasingly important to us when deciding business awards).