Modern Slavery Policy

PDP Modern Slavery Statement

 

This statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out the steps taken by PDP and all its subsidiaries during the year ending 31 march 2018 to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chain.

 

INTRODUCTION

This statement sets out pdp,s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring there is no slavery or human trafficking within our own business and our supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016.

Pdp are absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities and to ensuring our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

 

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE AND SUPPLY CHAINS

Pdp are committed to ensuring that our suppliers and subcontractors adhere to the highest standards of ethics. As such, they are required to sign the Pdp "Charter for Suppliers and Subcontractors " as part of our due diligence process. The Pdp Supplier Charter states that suppliers and subcontractors must not use any kind of forced or compulsory labour as defined by Conventions C29 of 1930 and C105 of 1957 of the ILO (International Labour Organisation). Forced or compulsory labour means all work or service exacted from any person under the menace of any penalty and for which said person has not offered him/herself voluntarily (deemed to include human trafficking and modern slavery).

Within the Pdp Supplier Charter, Pdp also expects our suppliers and subcontractors to implement the necessary procedures to ensure that these principles are conveyed to their own suppliers and subcontractors. Any serious or deliberate failure by a supplier or subcontractor to observe the principles set out in the Charter may lead to its exclusion from our panel of suppliers and subcontractors.

 

RELEVANT INTERNAL POLICIES

Pdp operates the following policies that highlight our commitment to the identification and prevention of unethical activities within our organisation (including human trafficking and modern slavery):

  • Whistleblowing policy -Pdp encourages all our employees, including those engaged through third party arrangements, to confidentially report any concerns of unethical or illegal conduct within the organisation. This is deemed to include any circumstances that may give rise to an increased risk of human trafficking or modern slavery. The responsibility for the Whistleblowing policy lies with the Chief Executive Officer; and
  • Principles of Business Ethical Conduct - this is our policy that applies to all, employees are required to sign the Pdp code of ethical conduct on joining the organisation. This code states "Pdp complies strictly with human right laws prohibiting child labour and forced labour, any form of discrimination and the use of any illicit work" (deemed to include human trafficking and modern slavery). Any instances of non-compliance will be investigated and subject to disciplinary action where necessary.
     

FUTURE ACTIVITIES

In response to the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Pdp are reviewing our internal policies and procedures and intends to introduce the following initiatives during the financial year 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018:

  • all new employees, where appropriate, are currently required to attend an internal ethics training course and this will in future cover the identification and prevention of forms of forced or illegal labour (including human trafficking and modern slavery);
  • an internal awareness programme will be introduced in early 2017 which will include the distribution of email and poster communications across all office locations. These communications will include the basic principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the identification of potential risks and the methods of reporting any concerns; and
  • a review of the new supplier due diligence process and supplier terms and conditions to ensure these are consistent with the Modern Slavery Act.
     

APPROVAL

This statement has been approved by Pdp Property Services Ltd ,who will review and update it annually.

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