Evans Cycles’ aim is to be at the heart of UK cycling - as both a retailer and a supporter of grassroots cycling. We are a keen, committed part of our community and we embrace the social responsibility that comes with this. One of our values is “doing what’s right”: we act with honesty and integrity at all times and we treat others as we expect to be treated ourselves. This is our expectation of our own people. It is also our expectation of those who work with us.
This commitment extends throughout our supply chain around the world. We are committed to ensuring that everyone involved with our suppliers works in a fair, safe and respectful environment. This is a mandatory element of our relationship with our suppliers. We include our “Evans Cycles’ Production Standards” as part of the Supply Agreement that we have in place with each supplier. These Production Standards extend to our suppliers’ suppliers – we expect this commitment to continue all the way to source. Our Production Standards have been developed using the Ethical Trading Initiative’s Base Code (which is derived from the International Labour Organization’s principals on ethical labour). We mandate an environment where hiring practices and employment practices are non-discriminatory; where working hours are not excessive; where no forced, compulsory or child labour is used; where people are paid fairly; where people are allowed representation; and where the environment is safe and healthy. We also make it clear that we can inspect our suppliers’ facilities at any time of our choosing.
A copy of our Production Standards can be found here.
We annually review our supply chain and supplier due diligence processes to ensure we remain at the forefront of this important initiative. We also subject each of our factories to multiple reviews each year. In the event that a supplier fails to meet our expectations, we will look to take corrective action and to develop a remedial action plan. We would seek to work with our partners to improve conditions for their people in preference to moving away from them.
Finally, we ensure that Evans Cycles’ colleagues are aware of the ethics of our approach and understand about our supply chain standards and expectations. We provide regular training to our colleagues. We also provide regular training on our Anti-Bribery and Corruption policies. We are committed to ensuring there is no place for modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains and our business.