How we buy


We purchase goods and services from thousands of suppliers around the world spending around £6 billion a year on advertising production, research operations, facilities, IT and telecoms, travel and entertainment, and professional and recruitment services.

What we expect from suppliers
We aim to select and work with suppliers that protect the environment, meet high standards on employment practices and commit to acting ethically in all aspects of their business. Managing environmental, social and governance risks in our supply chain is important both for ourselves and for our clients. Our expectations are described in the WPP Code of Business Conduct for Suppliers.

How we select suppliers
We evaluate all potential new suppliers against a set of business requirements before they can become a WPP supplier. These include assurance of supply, quality, service, cost, innovation and sustainability. Our sustainability criteria cover six areas: policy, senior responsibility, materiality and issues identification, reporting, supply chain and anti-bribery and corruption. Once selected, all our business partners and suppliers are asked to sign a copy of the WPP Code of Business Conduct for Suppliers to confirm they will abide by its principles.

Prospective suppliers
If you are looking to supply WPP with goods or services, the best approach is NOT to try and telephone us but to use this form. We check submissions regularly and will respond if we are interested in a further discussion.











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