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Ferguson is a resilient, adaptable business – and home to some of the brightest people in the industry. We’re proud of the safe, healthy, inclusive culture we work to create together, where our associates can grow their careers while making a difference to the world around us.

We help take care of our people and the planet, and aim to run a sustainable business our partners can count on for years to come. ESG may be how it’s described today, but Ferguson has lived these values for the past 70 years.

Our FY2023 ESG report “Building Momentum, Sustainably,” outlines Ferguson’s progress on its ESG priorities and vision to minimize the environmental impact of its operations and foster a culture that is safe, inclusive, accepting and engaging for all its associates.

Our vision for sustainability

Our vision is to minimize the environmental impact of our operations and foster a culture that is safe, inclusive, accepting and engaging for all our associates. We’re also committed to driving sustainable product innovation and helping our customers achieve their own sustainability goals.

Our people, expertise and position within the value chain create positive impact opportunities for our customers, suppliers and local communities. As a company, we embrace the opportunity to extend a hand, leave our mark and help build a better world.

ESG strategy

Our ESG strategy encompasses both our ‘footprint’ – the internal aspects of our business that offer the most significant opportunities for positive impact and change – and our ‘handprint’ – the lasting, meaningful mark we can leave on the world around us.

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Our commitment to the environment

At Ferguson, we are committed to running a sustainable business that minimizes the environmental impact of our operations – and helps our customers achieve their sustainability goals through products and solutions that span the built world.

We work to educate and empower our customers – helping them navigate rapidly changing regulations and demonstrating how they can make their projects more sustainable. At the same time, we’re committed to working to reduce our own environmental impact by measuring and managing our carbon emissions, improving the efficiency of our fleet and ensuring the energy-efficiency of our buildings and operations. We believe in setting practical, attainable targets for reducing our carbon emissions and focus on the areas where we believe we can make a tangible difference – both in our day-to-day operations and with the communities and industries we serve.

We’re also particularly well positioned to contribute to a sustainable future for water and are helping to build water-resilient communities. This is a focus for both our business and our Ferguson Cares program. We have a unique opportunity to provide, preserve and protect water for present and future generations. At Ferguson, we believe we can have the greatest impact by delivering products and solutions that help solve critical water issues.

Our goals

We are committed to the following objectives:

To reduce our Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 35% per million USD of revenue by 2026 (against a 2019/2020 baseline).

To manage our Scope 3 emissions through supplier engagement, acknowledging that the outcome is not within our control.

To help our customers meet their own carbon reduction goals through sustainable products.

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Building a better world

We exist to make our customers’ complex projects simple, successful, sustainable – and it starts with our associates. They’re the driving force behind our business and the key differentiator in how we achieve success. We prioritize our associates’ health, safety and wellbeing, and make concerted efforts to drive greater inclusion & diversity across our organization. Engaging our associates and supporting their career development improves our ability to serve our customers and suppliers. And by working together as a team to deliver solutions to social challenges, we take care of the communities we serve through Ferguson Cares.

Our culture of strong values and interpersonal relationships is what allows us to make all this happen. It’s our people, expertise and unique position within the value chain that set Ferguson apart.

Leading a responsible business

Ferguson has always taken pride in maintaining effective corporate governance that supports our core values and underpins our ability to set our overall strategic direction. Ferguson’s Board of Directors works to ensure the long-term, sustainable success of our company, aligning our strategy with our purpose and culture, while promoting and protecting our interests for the benefit of all our stakeholders. Alongside the Board, we monitor the laws and regulations governing our markets to minimize the effects of changes and maintain full compliance. We also align enterprise-wide policies and procedures with our key compliance requirements and monitor their implementation.


Our commitment to transparency

We engage with subject matter experts throughout the business to ensure sustainability considerations are embedded in our business strategy, consistent with the recommendations of the TCFD. View our TCFD Disclosure.

Ferguson has a long history of disclosing our environmental data. View our Climate Change CDP responses below.

Company policies related to ESG

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