Modern Slavery and Trafficing Statement
Hochiki Europe acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Modern Slavery and Trafficing Act Statement
As a producer of industrial batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Hochiki Europe (UK) Limited produce Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer batteries.
We are obliged to take back free of charge, waste industrial batteries supplied to an end user for treatment and recycling. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new industrial batteries on the market.
If any of our customers or in certain cases other end users, require us to take back Industrial batteries, they should contact us at Grosvenor Road, Gillingham Business Park, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0SA or 01634 260133. We will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste industrial batteries.
UKCA & CE Marking following Brexit
The UK Government has published guidance for the placing of goods within Great Britain and into Northern Ireland as from 25th June 2025.
The introduction of UKCA [UK Conformity Assessed] marking is a new UK product marking that will be used for goods being placed on the market of Great Britain. The UKCA marking alone cannot be used for goods placed on the Northern Ireland market, which requires CE marking or UKNI marking.
Goods which are affixed with ‘CE’ marking and meeting obligations of the EU’s Construction Product Regulation may still be placed on the UK market until 25th June 2025. From 25th June 2025 ‘CE’ marking will not be recognised in Great Britain for areas covered by government guidance. However, products bearing the ‘CE’ marking will still be valid for sale in the UK so long as they are also UKCA marked and compliant with the relevant UK guidance around conformity.
Hochiki Europe are aware of requirements and are making necessary steps with it’s UK Approved Bodies to ensure compliance to UK requirements and will advise our customers accordingly. In order to transition successfully to the new requirements that are required by 25th June 2025, Hochiki will begin updating affected products labels as soon as possible. However, in some cases some products may not bear the UKCA marking until the official deadline of 25th June 2025, but will continue to be placed onto UK market using CE marking during this transition period.