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Modern Slavery Act Statement

Modern Slavery Act Statement

Modern Slavery Act 2015
Slavery & Human Trafficking Group Statement - Y/E 31 December 2020

Our Business Structure

EG Group is a leading global independent convenience retailer with a diversified portfolio of over 6,000 sites across ten countries in North America, Europe and Australia.

Founded in 2001 by the Issa Family with the acquisition of a single site in the UK, the Group provides an innovative approach to forecourt trading and best-in-class customer experience for Grocery & Merchandise, Foodservice and Fuel; providing excellent service and good value,
quality products at well maintained, convenient locations.

Our transformation has been built upon excellent relationships with a portfolio of international brand partners and strategic acquisitions, supported by our 44,000 employees globally who continuously deliver our products and services up to 24 million customers per week and support the local communities in which we operate.

Zuber Issa CBE and Mohsin Issa CBE, Founders and Co-CEOs of EG Group, were recently honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, for their contribution to business and charity. They were also jointly named the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the UK.

Not all our subsidiaries and holding companies publish on the website and they do not have their own website either. Accordingly, we will provide a copy of this statement in writing to anyone who asks for one within 30 days.

Key Executives

Our Group leadership team is made up of the following:

Name Title
Zuber Issa Group Co-Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mohsin Issa Group Co-Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Imraan Patel Group General Counsel & Company Secretary    
Michael Hughes Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Ilyas Munshi Group Commercial Director
Salim Hasan Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Graham Billsborough Group Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Our Supply  Chains

Our procurement activities take place from our Group HQ in Blackburn (UK), with support from our satellite offices in France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA and Australia.

The contractors and suppliers for the Group’s UK business are predominantly UK based. 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 compliant with the Modern Slavery Act 2015;
  • transparent, accountable and auditable; and
  • free ethical ambiguities.

Individuals with evidence of non-compliance with the Modern Slavery Act in connection with our 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 acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and
relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our business or in any of our supply chains.

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 in our supply chains. This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.

Due Diligence for Slavery and Human Trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we undertake due diligence when taking on new suppliers and regularly review existing suppliers. This includes:

  • 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;
  • mapping the supply chain to assess particular risks of modern slavery and human trafficking; and
  • ensuring that all internal processes are being adhered to for example ensuring that
    personnel have a Right to Work in the UK.

Supplier Adherence to our Values and Policies

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

  • Legal
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • 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, suppliers and providers. We continue to use the Modern Slavery Act 2015 as an opportunity to embed greater understanding of human rights within our supply chains, and to extend this awareness as far down our supply chain as possible.

Our Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking

Steps taken by EG since 1 January 2018

EG understands that it has a responsibility to continue to assess and mitigate the risk of
modern slavery in the long term. Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we
have taken in the past to ensure no slavery or human trafficking were in our supply chains, we intend to continue the following steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:

(A) Management responsibility and general awareness

We do and will continue to:

  • report progress to our Leadership Team and the board of directors of our Group.
  • circulate the statement to employees to raise awareness.
  • notify organisations in our partnership and other companies that we regularly engage with of the statement.

We will also prepare the statement on an annual basis.

(B) Risk assessment

We will:

  • hold annual reviews 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 reasonably necessary steps to ensure our suppliers are complying with our policy.
  • review our risk assessment methodology.
  • investigate modern slavery risks and put in place corrective actions in response to these risks in the business.

(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 if the need is identified.

This statement is a ‘group statement’ covering our relevant UK holding companies and other subsidiaries, a list of which is provided below:

Entity Name Date of incorporation (if after 1 January 2019)
EG Group Holdings Limited   
EG Midco 1 Limited  
EG Group Limited  
EG AsiaPac Limited  
EG Finco Limited  
EG (Shared Services) Limited  
Euro Garages Limited  
Wycliffe Moore Limited  
Wolfson Trago Limited  
Urban Origin Limited  
GB3 Limited  
EG Global Finance Plc 20 March 2019
Scotco Central Limited  
Scotco Restaurants Limited  
Scotco NI Limited  

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 01 January 2020 and ending on 31 December 2020.

Zuber Issa
Co-Group CEO
Director, EG Group Limited
Date: 15/01/2021

Mohsin Issa
Co-Group CEO
Director, EG Group Limited
Date: 15/01/2021