VOW Wholesale has performed a full supplier review to identify any links to Russia or any products with a Russian country of origin and we are pleased to confirm that apart from a couple of paper products, sourced through paper wholesalers, VOW Wholesale has no other trade or business links to Russia.
However, we have identified a small number of paper products, sourced from third party paper wholesalers which are manufactured in Russia. No further orders will be placed with the paper mills identified and existing orders have been cancelled. While we appreciate that this will increase the challenges in sourcing paper and lead to further cost inflation, we are strongly of the view that this is the right and responsible thing to do. We are working hard to ensure that our customers experience minimal impact resulting from the disruption to paper supplies.
We wholeheartedly support our Ukrainian employees that have made the decision to return to their home country at this time and reassure them that we will welcome them back with open arms when they return.
We are also coordinating the donation of essential supplies to support the people of Ukraine, with support from our 1,800 colleagues across the wider EVO Group of companies.