Working with our suppliers

Our Expectations

Supplier partnerships are key to our reputation, so we work hard to establish clear and consistent expectations around how we work based on our Code of Ethics.

Our Values

It’s important that we share the same values. Our Core Values of Safety, Integrity, Respect have formed the backbone of our business for over 100 years.

Our Purpose

We take our responsibility to the communities and environments around us, and the safety and wellbeing of each other very seriously. We ask our suppliers to reflect this approach across their businesses.

Need to know

Tate & Lyle Supplier Code of Conduct

All Suppliers working with Tate & Lyle must either agree to comply with this Code or provide their own code of conduct, as long as it meets our requirements. This Supplier Code of Conduct (the “Code”) sets out the minimum standards that we expect from our Suppliers.

We see diversity as a key driver of business performance, growth and innovation and value the competitive edge it brings to our sourcing practices.

In order to develop a supply base that reflects the diverse global marketplace, we are committed to ensuring that all companies are given fair consideration to provide goods and services to our business.

We believe a diverse supply base helps us:

  • Better understand and serve a broad spectrum of customers
  • Sustain and progressively transform our supply chain by reflecting the demographics of the community we operate in
  • Provide economic development opportunities for diverse suppliers

We are keen to work with a mix of suppliers from around the world and encourage all certified businesses to complete a new supplier form. If you match our needs, we will be in touch.

Diversity suppliers can be certified by one of the following agencies:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) or regional affiliate
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) or regional affiliate
  • U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN)
  • National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Development Council (CAMSC)
  • Minority Supplier Development Council--UK (MSDUK)
  • Minority Supplier Development Council--China (MSD-China)
  • WEConnect International
  • South Africa Supplier Development Council (SASDC)
  • Supply Nation
  • US Women's Chamber of Commerce
  • Certifying government agency
  • Certifying state agency
  • Certifying local municipalities

Our objective is to create long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with diverse suppliers globally. 

To ensure smooth processing of your invoice please follow the process below.

  • Invoices must reference a valid machine-printed purchase order number, or they will be rejected and not processed for payment
  • Future communications and order information require current contact information. 

If you have a payment related query, click on the appropriate below to contact your local team:

Asia Pacific





Germany (Food Systems)

Italy (Food Systems) 

North America*

Marble Arch


Sycamore (Food Systems) 

The Netherlands 

United Kingdom 

* North America: in order to simplify our payment process, please make sure that all invoices are sent directly to our Global Shared Services centre. Send your invoice as a .pdf or .tif file

- Send only one invoice per .pdf attachment
- Multiple attachments per email are fine


Terms and Conditions

Get in touch to discuss how we can work together.