Suppliers

Welcome to Markel’s supplier page. Here you will find reference materials, documentation 
and news for everything supplier related.

We are proud of the strong relationships we have built with our suppliers and want to continue to foster and build on these partnerships with improved communications, streamlined invoice payments and onboarding processes.

COVID-19 – Guidance for our suppliers

We hope you and those closest to you are well during this unprecedented time. At Markel, we are taking the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously, and it is our top priority to take appropriate measures to ensure the health and safety of our associates, communities, partners, and customers.

To ensure invoices continue to be processed in a timely manner while under COVID-19 measures and going forward, please see the guidance below for invoices

Submitting an invoice

We understand there may be cases where invoices are currently being mailed directly to Markel offices; however, due to Markel’s decision for their employees to work from home, all invoices should be submitted directly to submit.invoices@markel.com.  This delivery method will guarantee efficient routing and timely payment, in accordance with Markel’s 30 day net payment terms.  We cannot guarantee timely processing or payment on invoices that are physically mailed to a Markel location and therefore a delay may be inevitable.

 

Accepted formats are pdf, .tif, or .jpg. Attach only one invoice with supporting documentation per .pdf file. You will not be notified when unaccepted formats are received and sending incorrect formats could delay payment. Oracle is unable to read any handwritten notations on the invoice form.

 

Payment method

All payments will continue to be made electronically direct to your chosen bank account (as previously provided). Should you require any changes to these details please complete the attached supplier form and return to global.disbursements@markel.com.

Thank you for your commitment during this time of uncertainty. Please ensure you take care of yourselves and your families.

 

This guidance applies to supplier payments made through our Oracle Accounts Payable system and does not apply to any claims payments or agent’s commission payments for any entity.

 

Invoicing

Following are the key requirements for submitting your invoice to Markel.

  • Mandatory fields:
        • invoice number
        • supplier name
        • address
        • date
        • amount (with currency symbol)
  • Purchase order numbers (if applicable): must be included on the invoice
  • Key Markel contact name: include the name of the person who requested the product or service
  • Invoice attachments/supporting documentation: must be combined with the invoice in a single, electronic file
  • File format: Adobe .pdf or TIFF
  • No handwritten invoices or handwritten notations.
  • Markel’s standard payment terms are 30 days.

See our Best Practice Guidelines for additional information on submitting your invoice to Markel.

 

Supplier profile forms:

Supplier profile form (Dutch)

Supplier profile form (Ireland)

Supplier profile form (Singapore)

Supplier profile form (Spanish)

Supplier profile form (United Kingdom)

Supplier profile form (US and Bermuda)

W-8 & W-9 forms

W-8 form

W-9 form

Markel’s Code of Conduct

The Markel Style sets out our core values and principles, the way we want to do business. Quoting from the Markel Style, “Our creed is honesty and fairness in all our dealings. . . . We respect our relationships with our suppliers and have a commitment to our communities.”

We have a Code of Conduct which reminds Markel employees how we conduct business and how we work with each other and our partners. We consider that our strong ethical culture serves as a solid foundation for success. Suppliers, customers and shareholders can rely on us to do the right thing.

Modern Slavery statement (Markel International suppliers only)

Electronic payments

One of Markel’s key objectives is to pay our suppliers efficiently and in a timely manner. To meet this objective, we are migrating our suppliers to electronic payments. Why? 

  • Security: reduces risk of fraud
  • Speed: reduces time to access funds
  • Tracking: enables transparency to payment lifecycle
  • Convenience: no need to deposit a check


Contact information

E-mail

(+1) 804-955-1950 (Markel Corp)

+44 (0)20 7953 6744 (Markel Intl)