Social Values

We’re committed to having a positive impact on our customers, colleagues and communities. One of our core values is “we stand together”; our people are proud of the part they play in their local communities and we all do our bit to protect the environment and support charities large and small.

As a social value-conscious business, we ensure that we support local communities and residents through every contract we undertake, providing better access to employment and training opportunities. Instead of adopting a “one size fits all” attitude, we work closely with our customers to understand their individual requirements and aspirations. By offering a bespoke approach to every contract, we ensure that we contribute positively to the local communities in which we conduct our operations, taking into consideration the issues that matter most to our customers.


To help us make a positive contribution to the communities around us, we are actively encouraging our colleagues to:

  • Get involved in our charity campaigns for the benefit of both national and local charities
  • Help us choose our future charity partners
  • Encouraging the next generation to start a career in the builders’ merchants industry

Charity Partnerships

We have a long history of supporting charities and our ‘We Stand Together’ value showcases our commitment to supporting charities large and small. We recognise the brilliant efforts of our colleagues with our annual Charity Champion award, celebrating those who have gone above and beyond for a good cause.

We have raised over £150,000 for our charity partner Cancer Research UK, with colleagues across branches and support services getting involved from long distance biking and marathon running, to charity beard shave and chest wax! Over the years many of our branches have also raised £’000s for local charities and supported community groups with donations of building materials.

The Environment

The Huws Gray Group of businesses are fully committed in supporting the Government’s target to reduce greenhouse emissions to net zero by 2050 and to cut emissions by 78% by 2035 against the 1990 baseline.

Our over-riding mission is to drive sustainability throughout the supply chain by understanding the embodied carbon within our business so we can drive sustainability within the procurement process. Our goal is to understand our scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon footprint and implement measures to reduce our environmental impact. Through environmental impact assessment we can target carbon hot spots to action the greatest carbon emitting processes. Our immediate target is to reduce the businesses greenhouse gas emissions by 15% over a 3-year period from 2022. This will be achieved through:

  • Use clean energy sources – Purchase more green electricity
  • Reduce travel - minimise business travel and utilise electronic communication systems for smarter more efficient working. Plan delivery routes which optimise loads and reduce journeys resulting in carbon footprint reduction
  • Be energy efficient – Adopt energy saving measures throughout our property portfolio
  • Recycle everywhere possible - waste management and the requirement of Zero to landfill
  • The Group & management teams are fully committed to ensure adequate resources information and training are provided to the business.