M&J Evans (“the Company”) is committed to maintaining high ethical standards in all aspects of our operations.

This policy outlines our core principles, expectations, and guidelines for promoting fair and respectful treatment of our workforce. It applies to all employees and persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, contractors, and clients.

We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Our Core Principles

  • Fairness and Integrity: We treat all employees with respect, honesty, and fairness. Discrimination, harassment, and exploitation are strictly prohibited.
  • Elimination of Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation: A policy of equality for all is in place and there is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination, or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, weight, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, union membership or political affiliation.
  • Transparency: We communicate openly with employees about their rights, responsibilities, and any changes that may affect their employment.
  • Safe and healthy working conditions: We provide a safe and healthy working environment, with an awareness of any specific hazards. We take steps to ensure that appropriate and sufficient health, safety, and wellbeing training is carried out and the correct practices put in place in order to minimise risk.
  • Whistleblowing: We encourage employees to report any unethical behaviour or violations of this policy without fear of retaliation. A confidential reporting mechanism is in place.
  • Worker Representation: We recognise the importance of employee representation and encourage dialogue between the management team and our workforce.
  • Right to a living wage: We ensure that we treat our employees ethically. Wages paid for a standard working week meet or exceed national legal standards.

Our working principles and commitments

  • Code of Conduct: Develop and consistently embed a comprehensive code of conduct that outlines expected behaviours for all employees. This code should cover areas such as honesty, integrity, and respectful communication.
  • Fairness and Organisational Politics: Treat employees fairly, avoiding favouritism or bias. Address any concerns related to organisational politics promptly.
  • Job Design: Ensure job roles align with our ethical values and principles. Avoid repetitive or monotonous work that may lead to dissatisfaction or unethical behaviour.
  • Targets and Rewards: Design reward systems that align with the Company’s values. Avoid inappropriate rewards for senior management.


By adhering to this Ethical Labour Policy, we create a positive work environment, enhance employee well-being, and contribute to the Company’s overall reputation and success.

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Communication and awareness

Training on this policy forms part of the induction process for all employees who are employed by the Company. All employees will complete e-learning training on modern slavery.

The Company’s zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in our business and supply chains is communicated at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced at regular intervals thereafter.

We may terminate our relationship with individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.

Responsibility for this policy

The Board of Directors of M&J Evans have overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with its legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under its control comply with it.

This policy

This policy should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Human Rights and Whistleblowing policies.

The Company reserves the right to review and change this policy at any time and without prior notice.

Chris Southgate
Chief Executive Officer