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Corporate Governance

Our Supply Chains

Our procurement activities take place in England, France, Italy, Belgium and Netherlands. Our contractors and suppliers are predominantly based in the country in which they deliver their supplies although they may be part of larger group businesses.
We expect our brand partners, organisations from whom we procure products and services, and other companies we engage with to ensure their goods, materials and labour related supply chains are:

• fully comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015;
• transparent, accountable and auditable; and
• free from ethical ambiguities.

Individuals with evidence of non-compliance with the Modern Slavery Act in connection with EG supply chains are encouraged to follow the reporting procedure outlined within our Whistleblowing Policy.


Our Policy On Slavery And Human Trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or 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 is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.


Due Diligence For Slavery And Human Trafficking

We have in place arrangements to:

• identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains;
• mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains;
• monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains; and
• protect whistle blowers.


Supplier Adherence To Our Values And Ethics

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values and ethics we have in place a supply chain compliance programme monitored by a team consisting of representatives and involvement from, but not limited to, the following departments:

• Legal
• Finance
• Operations
• Procurement
• Human Resources


Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to those of our staff involved in buying decisions. We also require our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers and providers.


Our Effectiveness In Combating Slavery And Human Trafficking

Steps taken by EG since January 2017 –

Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we took last year to ensure no slavery or human trafficking were in our supply chains, we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:

(A) Management responsibility and general awareness

We will:
• Report progress to our Executive Management Team and our Board.
• Circulate the statement to employees to raise awareness.
• Notify organisations in our partnership and other companies that we regularly engage with of the statement.
• Prepare the statement on an annual basis.

(B) Risk assessment

We will:
• Hold annual audits to assess compliance with the anti-slavery provisions.
• Insert anti-slavery and human trafficking provisions into contracts with suppliers and subcontractors where possible.
• Take the necessary steps to ensure our suppliers are complying with our policy.

(C) Risk mitigation
We will:
• Report obligations, including reporting breaches and actions we have taken to ensure there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business.
• Provide additional training to our employees.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year beginning 1 January 2017 and ending on 31 December 2017.


 

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