Modern Slavery Statement
UK Modern Slavery Act
As a SME trading below the threshold, EVAQ8 limited is not required to make a formal Modern Slavery Statement. However, we do recognise that many of our partners are seeking to reassure themselves that we are compliant with the general requirements of the Modern Slavery Act.
EVAQ8 is opposed to slavery and human trafficking and we are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. We will not knowingly support or do business with any organisation involved in slavery or human trafficking. Furthermore, we confirm that all of our employees are eligible to legally work and are paid at the local national living wage or higher.
About our business
We are a retailer and wholesaler supplying governmental organisations, businesses, and consumers. In addition, we produce and market our own brand of emergency kits and ration packs. All the assembly work involved in producing our branded products is conducted within our own premises, in the UK.
Our Supply Chains
We understand that our biggest exposure to the risk of modern-day slavery and people trafficking is within our supply chain. To address this risk, we source most of our products from suppliers based in the UK and the European Economic Area (EEA). The bulk of our trade is made with our larger-sized suppliers who are obliged, by virtue of their turnover, to have an active modern slavery policy in place and have undertaken the required reviews in their own supply chains.
Some of our suppliers, due to their size, do not currently fully comply with the Modern Slavery Act. We will be working with them during 2021-2022 to complete additional due diligence on their business and supply chains.
Communication & Awareness
We are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our approach to tackling modern slavery in both our supply chain and our own business. To this end, this statement is published on our website. This statement has been approved by the managing director and will be reviewed and updated annually