This statement is made pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
AV.com is the retailing subsidiary of Gear4music (Holdings) plc, which is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
We are an online retailer of audio visual equipment operating within the UK.
We supply audio visual equipment manufactured by many of the industry's best-known brands, and also a range of good value, high quality own-brand products.
Whilst the majority of revenue comes direct from consumers, we also supply educational and governmental institutions. Our customers can purchase direct from our bespoke website with multiple payment options.
We are committed to adopting and improving practices that ensure there is no slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains or any other part of our business.
The products we sell are manufactured in many different countries, and we aim to ensure that these values are upheld across our supply chain.
To achieve this, we are committed to identifying and assessing areas of our business where there could be potential risks of modern slavery, be that directly or indirectly within our supply chain. We seek to develop and implement effective systems and controls to review and monitor compliance with our policy.
We sell many products from a selection of the worlds best-known brands including Yamaha, Sony and JBL. We aim to maintain stock of as many products as possible but where that is not always possible, we will assist in special ordering items for customer orders.
We purchase these products from UK and European-based suppliers, many of whom are part of larger global organisations. These organisations acknowledge and typically publish their commitment to anti-slavery practices. We review the Anti-slavery policies and statements of our major suppliers, and are committed to assessing all suppliers of third-party brands.
Our suppliers are familiar with our Anti-Slavery policy, and the expectation that their own policies and the policies of their own suppliers meet our same high standard.
We will assess any instances of non-compliance if and when they arise, and take the appropriate action to remedy such non-compliance.
Our own-branded products are sourced from manufacturers in several countries around the globe and are often manufactured to our own specification and design. These products are often manufactured in the Far East.
To help ensure that we aren’t involved in modern slavery or the infringement of human rights in any way we conduct our own independent inspections of third-party facilities involved in the manufacture our products.
We will stop using any factories that fail to meet the standards that we set.
|Chief Executive Officer||Chief Commercial Officer||Chief Financial Officer|
|Andrew Wass||Gareth Bevan||Chris Scott|