Procurement and Supply Chain Management

We will ensure that 100% of the timber used in the construction process continues to be sourced from sustainable woodland.

100% of timber sourced in 2014/15 was from sustainable woodland.

We will continue to source 100% of timber from sustainable supplies


At Bellway we aim to create sustainable long term relationships with our suppliers and sub-contractors. Procurement is controlled using a central supply chain function and supported by divisional teams. The system establishes standard national procurement arrangements for the majority of main construction products, with our divisions also able to utilise local suppliers where appropriate. This centralisation of the procurement process also helps to maintain competitive pricing levels and ensures our terms and conditions make it clear that we will not tolerate slavery or human trafficking in the supply chain.

Supplier Relationships

We are committed to selecting suppliers, products and services that meet the quality and value-for-money requirements of the business, whilst at the same time minimising, where possible, any potential negative social and environmental impacts. One of the main principles of our supply chain management system is to service sites via local suppliers, helping to both reduce carbon emissions from the transport of materials and to employ people from local communities

The relationships we form with our supply chain helps us to ensure that company policies are adhered to, current procurement levels are maintained, and that we are compliant with legislative requirements and planning requirements. We rely on our supply chain to support our reputation for high standards and we believe that the development of long-term relationships helps us to achieve this.

Supply Chain Assessments

We expect our suppliers to be compliant with all mandatory legislation that impacts their activities and those of their own supply chain. They should maintain a suitable Health and Safety Policy, Environmental Policy & Quality Policy and they must conform to the requirements of our policies on:

  • Bribery and corruption
  • Responsible sourcing of timber
  • Modern slavery

We have recently launched the first stages of a comprehensive assessment process of our supplier base. An initial top-level review assessment to identify any key potential risks in our supply chain has been followed up by questionnaire-based assessment of all our Group suppliers. Where specific issues are discovered, Bellway will work with the relevant supplier to address any shortcoming prior to a reassessment.

Future plans may include the extension of this assessment process to our local divisional suppliers and potentially our sub-contractors

Prompt Payment Code

We are members of the Prompt Payment Code, recognising our commitment to paying our suppliers within clearly defined and agreed terms. 


Our aim is to constantly improve the quality and sustainability of our houses and we have achieved this in a number of areas. Timber is sourced from managed stewardship forests accredited to PEFC1 or FSC2, white goods (ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines) are energy A rated or better and over 95% of all water fittings are accredited to the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS)3.


1 The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification.

2 The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder organisation established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.

3 The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) is a conformance mark that demonstrates that an item complies with high standards set out by water regulations promulgated in 1999 in the United Kingdom