Modern slavery act statement


This statement is issued by Enva in compliance with section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. Enva is established under the laws of England and Wales. Enva is a full-service and leading provider of recycling and resource recovery solutions. With sustainability at the forefront of its proposition, Enva recovers a broad range of hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials for re-use in manufacturing and for energy conversion, as well as providing a complete portfolio of water and waste-water services. 

Enva is opposed to slavery and human trafficking in any part of our business or our supply chain. We are therefore committed to ensuring that we have adequate procedures in place to identify and prevent these practices. 

As of February 29th, 2024, Enva had a headcount of 2000 employees across UK and Ireland. The range of employees cover from initial waste collection to professional roles. The risk of modern slavery would predominantly arise in our initial waste collection roles most specifically roles we utilise on a temporary or agency basis i.e not on our payroll. 


This statement covers the following businesses within the Enva Group: 

  • Enva Topco Ltd 
  • Enva England Specialist Waste Ltd 
  • Enva Battery Recycling Ltd 
  • Enva Organics Ltd 
  • Enva Wood Recycling Ltd 
  • Enva England Ltd 
  • Enva Northern Ireland Ltd 
  • Enva Ireland Ltd 
  • Enva Plastics Ltd 
  • Enva Scotland Ltd 

Seasonal work is not a feature of the industry in which we operate. More detailed information on our business is available at 


Our Supply Chains 

Enva did not support nor knowingly deal with any business involved in modern slavery or human trafficking and did not work with any party suspected to be connected to any such activity. 

In the past year we have not been made aware of any incidents of modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain. In the event that this would occur, Enva would immediately seek to influence the supplier to address any adverse impact. 

Procedures on Slavery and Human Trafficking 

As part of our compliance referred to above, we have taken the following steps: 

  • Assessed potential risk areas in our supply chains via a supplier approval process. 
  • Mitigated the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, including conducting reviews, where necessary, of the controls our suppliers have in place and carrying out other suitable checks. 
  • Monitored potential risk areas in our supply chains when required. 
  • In additional we have internal whistleblowing procedures to ensure there are clear and independent reporting lines available to report any concerns. 


Our recruitment processes are thorough and transparent, we have robust procedures in place to vet new employees, including background checks. Identity is checked for every employee; more extensive background checks are conducted as required by HireRight – a specialised screening organisation. These processes are capable of capturing the existence of any forced labour or human trafficking. 

We also have a Pay Policy to ensure compliance with human rights and local employment laws, all staff are remunerated fairly, as such we are satisfied that employees are not exploited. 


To ensure a suitable level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery, and human trafficking, in our business, and our supply chains, relevant directors and employees participated in appropriate training workshops. In 2024 we plan to introduce an online Learning Management System where training will be conducted annually for all with IT access, the modules will also be delivered via classroom for those that do not. 

Assurance and Key Performance Indicators 

We will review this statement on an annual basis, reviewing annual key performance indicators, ie training & no. of issues reported, to measure compliance. 

Responsibility for ensuring that our procedures are adequate and are adhered to in all of our activity’s rests with the Managing Directors of each business within Enva. 


This modern slavery statement has been approved by the Enva board of directors and signed by the Chief Executive Office on behalf of the board in June 2024. 

James Priestley
Chief Executive Officer, Enva
June 2024