The supply chain
Aggregates, in the form of quarried stone, extracted sands and gravels, are the main ingredient in the majority of our products. Much of this comes from our own mineral deposits stretching across the UK. But we do rely on products and services of others to be able to complete the recipes that give us our final construction materials.
Policy for buying goods and services
In line with our procurement policy the procurement department, based at our Leicestershire head office, sources and contracts local goods and services. The majority of our service suppliers are currently local to our operational sites. Of Aggregate Industries’ total spend, 99% is contained locally, within the UK economy.
Aggregate Industries is moving towards suppliers that are able to offer a national capability but preferably who are also able to generate jobs in local / regional areas closest to operational sites.
Numerous factors influence supplier selection. In no particular order these include: Cost (both unit cost and total cost of ownership), financial stability, quality of goods, certification to appropriate standards (eg ISO 9001), service excellence, and ability to drive innovation, reliability, environmental systems, capability, track record and health & safety performance.