Modern Slavery & It continues to be a priority for E&J to ensure that we trade ethically, source responsibly and work to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking throughout our organisation and in our supply chain.


Organisation’s structure

We are a provider of compliance, veterinary & public health solutions in the Food sector. Our head office is in Leeds, United Kingdom. We have over 900 employees in the UK.

The Group has a global annual turnover of £50 million.


Our business

Our business is organised into 3 business units: Eville & Jones (Commercial Services) Ltd, Eville & Jones (G.B.) Ltd, Eville & Jones Business Services LLP.


Our supply chains

Our supply chains include suppliers of Fleet vehicles, Utilities, and IT Services.


Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

We have appropriate policies in place that underpin our commitment to ensure that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We continuously review and update all our policies.

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 processes for slavery and human trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have developed processes to evaluate the risk of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in relation to specific regions, countries, and supply chains.

We have internal policies for encouraging all types of feedback and the reporting of ethical breaches including Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

We also have in place systems 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.

Protect whistle-blowers.


Supplier adherence to our values

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we have in place a supply chain compliance programme.



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 our staff.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30th April 2024. It was approved by the board on 25th April 2023.


Charles Hartwell, CEO

1st May 2023