The Group is committed to ensuring that the products we source are of the right quality, and have been sourced from known, trusted, ethical and sustainable suppliers.

Our centrally-controlled suppliers of products for resale go through a due diligence process, and since 2008 we have published and updated clear supplier expectations and worked with our suppliers to uphold them.

The Travis Perkins ‘Supplier Commitments’ are incorporated into our Supplier Manual and responsible sourcing procedures. They detail our requirements, and guidance is provided to support our Suppliers with compliance. The Group Hire Supplier Manual is a comprehensive additional guide for suppliers of our Group Hire businesses.

We are the largest UK merchant to buy and sell FSC® and PEFC certified timber.

Certified timber

Maintaining safe and sustainable timber supply chains

90.2% of timber purchased by the Group in 2023 was certified. The business continues to operate a robust timber chain of custody system in order to pass the “chain of custody” safely onto customers.

Certified timber purchased in 2023 = 90.2%

FSC Logo

Forest Stewardship Council®:

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is international network designed to promote responsible management of the worlds forest.

PEFC Certified


The Programme for the Endorsement of the Forest Certification (PEFC) is a framework for the recognition of the forest certification schemes meeting internationally recognised requirements for sustainable forest management.

Specific requirements are made of suppliers to ensure chemical hazards are managed within the supply chain, and we have strengthened controls on compliance with age-restricted sales regulations for knives, poisons and explosive precursors.

Speak Up!

It's important to us that not only our own colleagues but also workers in our supply chain have the opportunity to call out concerns to us. If you have concerns relating to worker safety, human rights or any aspect of our Supplier Commitments, please contact us and let us know.

Modern slavery

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Charity and community

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Legal compliance

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