Our Partners and Suppliers

We work closely with our suppliers across the business to ensure they share our values, and this is an integral part of our Responsible Business Strategy.

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A sustainable approach to procurement

Incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance factors into how we select and manage our suppliers, forms part of NFU Mutual’s Environmental, Social and Governance Strategy. As contributors to NFU Mutual’s scope 3 emissions, our suppliers have a vital part to play in the success of our Net Zero Roadmap. To help us partner with businesses that share our values, we are working with a third-party due diligence provider, Hellios, which enables us to assess potential suppliers during our procurement processes. This includes whether potential suppliers have a sustainability policy, the processes they have in place to reduce emissions and the targets and measures they are using.

We continue to work with strategic and key suppliers after they have been onboarded to understand their Environmental, Social and Governance maturity progression in terms of policies, processes and performance measurement, and their greenhouse gas emissions.

We understand that collaboration and engagement with our suppliers is critical to achieve our sustainability ambitions, so we are working to identify good practice, share knowledge and learn from each other wherever possible. This is not only to support our own progress, but to share knowledge and identify how we can work together and learn from each other.

Working with Social Enterprises

NFU Mutual is a proud partner of Social Enterprise UK’s Buy Social Corporate Challenge. This helps us to direct our company spend towards businesses that make a positive social and/or environmental impact.

We continue to support social enterprises and direct spend to businesses that create change. Examples of these businesses and the social enterprises we support are outlined below:


Social Enterprise
Services and Purpose
Wildhearts Office – offer next day delivery of stationery and office supplies across a range of products such as books, pads, pens or printing paper.

The profits on these items help change lives locally and globally, from addressing social mobility of young people in the UK to supporting mothers in the developing world support their families via microloans.

From Babies With Love - a parental leave gift service where 100% of profits go to support vulnerable children.

NFU Mutual use these services to send high quality gift packs, along with a handwritten card, to employees who have recently had a baby. This is a lovely and more meaningful alternative to sending flowers with the added bonus of our money going towards their great charitable cause.

Inside Job Productions - create high-quality, thought provoking content that helps clients communicate with their audience and customers.

Their services include film production, animation, photography and audio or digital presentations. They offer work experience and employment opportunities to young people struggling with their mental health.  

Evenbreak - an award-winning not-for-profit specialist job board run by disabled people for disabled people.

NFU Mutual places its job advertisements on the site and receives support and resources on good practice in accessibility and inclusion in the workplace.

Waste to Wonder - remove and redistribute redundant office furniture to charitable causes, saving disposal costs and reducing environmental impact.
Hey Girls is a female-led social enterprise that donates 100% of its profits to fund the fight to eradicate period poverty and lobby for period dignity across the UK. In 2023, NFU Mutual replaced its pay per use sanitary vending machines with free Hey Girls sanitary products.

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Find out more

Our Partners and Suppliers activity is just one of the ways we deliver against our amibition of Doing Business the Right Way. To learn more about our strategy and actions, explore our latest Responsible Business Report.