INTRODUCTION FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
All businesses regardless of size have a responsibility to be alert to the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking. These risks, however small, may appear in our business or also in the wider supply chain. We expect our staff to report any concerns and management are committed to act upon them.
Evron Foods is an independent privately owned company focused on the manufacture and marketing of quality frozen and chilled bakery products for the retail food service, wholesale and food processing manufacturing markets sectors. Established in 1984, Evron Food Group is today recognised as one of the leading manufacturers in these sectors. The company has manufacturing operations in Craigavon, Northern Ireland and at Pontypool, South Wales. As well as producing a wide range of private labelled brands, it can offer it’s own Easibake brand. The company operates to British Retail Consortium Higher Level Accreditation at both it’s Northern Ireland and Welsh Plants. The company is also accredited by investors and people. Easibake Limited is a subsidiary of Evron Foods Limited. The Group has an annual turnover in excess of £36 million.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Our supply chains include the sourcing of raw materials principally related to the production of baked goods.
OUR POLICIES OF SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery of human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place in our business or in our supply chain.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
To mitigate the risk we take the following steps:-
- We have stringent policies in place for identify checking and encourage our staff and agency workers to report any concerns during one to one meeting;
- Where possible we build long standing relationships with local suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour;
- We maintain our accreditation with investors and people and adopt the standards of the British Retail Consortium;
- With national or international supply chains we expect the entities we trade with to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes. We expect each entity in the food chain to at least adopt “one-up” due diligence on the next link in the chain. It is not practical for us and every other participant in the chain to have a direct relationship with all links in the food chain;
- We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.
To ensure a level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking we provide training to relevant members of staff and alert all members of staff to our Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Policy. All Directors have been briefed on the subject and our HR Department provide regular updates.
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.
Evron Foods Limited