Sustainable supply chains
Working collaboratively with our supply chain partners to deliver our sustainability commitments
Network Rail spends £7 billion pounds per annum on works, services and goods bought in. We have over 11,000 listed suppliers of which 50% of our total expenditure is with our top 20 suppliers. With increasing demands for more sustainable practices and legislation becoming increasingly stringent the market for greener, ethical and more sustainable supply chains is greater than ever.
For Network Rail our large and diverse supplier base offers a significant opportunity to work collaboratively with our supply chain partners to deliver our sustainability commitments.
On the Thameslink Programme we recognised this opportunity and in 2012 we rolled out our first Responsible Sourcing Policy across our supply chain to deliver our sustainability objectives and promote responsible business practices.