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Our Approach

We concentrate on three key focus areas where we can have the greatest positive impact on our environment and in our communities, while growing our business. These priorities improve associate engagement, address our top risks and compliance requirements, and are important to our customers, suppliers and shareholders.

Key focus areas

While we consider all issues under the Multiline and Specialty Retailers & Distributors guidance offered by the SASB, we focus on the areas where we can make the largest positive impact. We have strategically grouped issues into three key focus areas. We developed this approach following feedback from our associates, customers and suppliers and in line with the latest best practice, utilizing the guidance and methods provided by SASB.

1. Best associates
 As our associates are our most important asset, this focus area includes health and safety, inclusion and diversity, compensation and benefits, development and retention and community investment.

2. Efficient operations
Initiatives that support this focus area include energy management, supply chain management, fuel consumption and emissions reduction.

3. Sustainable products and solutions
Projects within this focus area include product quality and integrity, product packaging and design, and lifecycle impacts of the products and services we offer.

Governance of sustainability

Governance

  • We continue to utilize the guidance and methods provided by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (“SASB”),considering all issues under the Multiline and Specialty Retailers & Distributors.
  • Ferguson’s Sustainability Leadership Council, which includes CEO Kevin Murphy, meets quarterly to provide executive oversight and strategic guidance for our sustainability program.
  • We are committed to transparency in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) disclosures and disclose our information in line with the recommendations set forth by the Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
  • We formally signed on as a Supporter of TCFD, encouraging other companies to join us in disclosing ESG related risks and opportunities.


For the Group’s Sustainability Policy Statement please 
click here.