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Ethical trading is a very important issue for Protectall.
Protectall regards suppliers as partners and works with them to achieve our policy aspirations in the delivery of our products and services.
Specifically, Protectall is committed to working with its suppliers of products and services to ensure that the welfare of workers and labour conditions within our supply chain meet or exceed recognised standards as well as encouraging them to adopt environmentally friendly practices.
Each business area is responsible for ensuring that all those affected by their supply chain are producing goods and services which adequately meet internationally recognised minimum requirements for worker welfare and conditions of employment. The minimum requirements are those defined by the International Fair Labor Organization or based on the Ethical Trading Initiative dependent on the business jurisdiction.
In addition, each business area is also responsible for implementing appropriate processes to assess suppliers' compliance with the laid down standards and monitor performance and improvements against the standards. Suppliers who are unable to meet all the requirements after an initial assessment/audit will be given the opportunity to fully comply within a period which is deemed appropriate for the circumstances. An action plan should be documented and the supplier expected to commit to addressing all the areas where discrepancies have been identified. The process of improvement via this method is principally down to the commitment of the supplier's management team/ owner/ agent to ensure that all areas are addressed.
If Protectall has reason to believe that the supplier is not making sufficient or committed progress, then this will lead to a closure in the relationship until such time that Protectall are confident that all areas have been satisfactorily addressed. These include use of child labour, forced or bonded labour as well as physical abuse or discipline and extreme forms of intimidation.
The policy applies to every area of our business.
Overall ethical trading issues are the responsibility of the Managing Director.