Anti-Slavery Statement

Modern Day Slavery Statement 2023

This statement outlines the actions that H2eCommerce has taken to understand the potential risks modern slavery has to its business and the steps in place to ensure no human trafficking or slavery is involved either in the business itself or its supply chains. Whilst profitability is important, H2eCommerce can only be considered successful if its standards and commitment to ethically sourced products is maintained.

Who we are

We operate online retailers selling print hardware, printer ink and toner cartridges in the UK, offering deals on printers and consumables to homes and businesses since 2001. Registered and operating in Crewe, Cheshire, H2eCommerce offers outstanding levels of service in addition to money saving offers, to reduce the amount consumers and businesses spend on printer consumables and office supplies.
Supply Chains and Due Diligence
H2eCommerce assesses suppliers to ensure that they have ethical business practices in place, particularly in relation to labour regulation. Key purchasing personnel have visited the sites where there is a high risk of slavery and human trafficking (using the global slavery index) to assess whether suppliers are complying with both safety and modern slavery legislation. Suppliers are continuously reviewed to ensure that any new risks are quickly identified and addressed.
Addressing Supply Chain Risks
H2eCommerce is committed to acting ethically and with integrity, to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere within our business or our supply chain partners.
Prior to working with manufacturers (suppliers), H2eCommerce carries out a due diligence investigation to ensure that the suppliers have their own clearly defined ethical working practices, including compliant anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes, embedded within their businesses, and confirmation that they comply with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act is required. Any instances of non-compliance are addressed, and the appropriate remedial action is implemented on a case-by-case basis, continued non-compliance will result in disengagement.
Zero Tolerance
The Cartridge People Ltd has a zero tolerance to human trafficking and slavery and will never knowingly work with suppliers and organisations who are involved in this.
It is important that key staff undergo anti-slavery training so that we can continue to better assess the risks in our suppliers.
Further Actions

Going forward, we will look to:

– Continue to ensure that we maintain our levels of ethics and integrity by providing training to staff who have an interface with our supply chain partners and that they are encouraged to report any concerns in this regard.

– Continue to obtain information from new suppliers on processes and policies they currently use to tackle modern day slavery and human trafficking.

– Continue to ensure new and existing suppliers complete a self-assessment anti-slavery questionnaire to ensure all local slavery and human trafficking laws are being complied with.

This statement is made in accordance with section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our company’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year, ending 31/12/2023.