Modern Slavery Policy

Protocol Global Ltd

Introduction

Protocol Global Ltd is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in its business activities. We recognise that modern slavery and human trafficking are significant global issues and we are committed to ensuring that our business and supply chains are free from such practices. This policy outlines our commitment and the steps we take to combat modern slavery in compliance with UK law, specifically the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Policy Statement

  1. Our Commitment
    • We will not tolerate any form of slavery, servitude, forced labour, or human trafficking in any part of our business.
    • We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships.
    • We will implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our business or in our supply chains.
  2. Scope
    • This policy applies to all employees, contractors, suppliers, and other business partners.
    • It covers all activities within Protocol Global Ltd and extends to our supply chains.
  3. Responsibilities
    • The management team is responsible for implementing this policy and ensuring it is communicated to and understood by all employees.
    • Employees are expected to report any concerns related to modern slavery and human trafficking in accordance with our whistleblowing policy.
    • Suppliers and business partners are expected to adhere to this policy and ensure their own supply chains are free from modern slavery.

Due Diligence Processes

  1. Risk Assessment
    • We will carry out regular risk assessments of our business and supply chains to identify any potential risks related to modern slavery.
    • We will assess the effectiveness of our existing controls and make improvements where necessary.
  2. Supplier Due Diligence
    • We will conduct due diligence on all new suppliers and business partners to ensure they adhere to our standards on modern slavery.
    • Our supplier contracts will include provisions requiring compliance with this policy.
    • We will monitor our suppliers and business partners regularly to ensure ongoing compliance.
  3. Training and Awareness
    • We will provide training to all employees to ensure they understand the risks of modern slavery and how to identify and report any concerns.
    • We will raise awareness of this policy among our suppliers and business partners.

Reporting and Compliance

  1. Reporting Concerns
    • Employees, suppliers, and business partners are encouraged to report any concerns related to modern slavery in our business or supply chains.
    • Concerns can be reported through our confidential whistleblowing hotline or by email to [enquiries@protocol.global].
  2. Investigations
    • We will investigate any reported concerns promptly and take appropriate action.
    • We are committed to protecting whistleblowers and ensuring that no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting a concern.
  3. Review and Monitoring
    • This policy will be reviewed annually by the management team to ensure its effectiveness and relevance.
    • We will monitor our compliance with this policy and make improvements where necessary.

Conclusion

Protocol Global Ltd is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct and preventing modern slavery in all its forms. We expect our employees, suppliers, and business partners to share our commitment and work with us to ensure that modern slavery has no place in our business or supply chains.


Contact Information

For any queries or concerns related to this policy, please contact:

Compliance Team
Protocol Global Ltd
33 Newbolt Close, MK16 8ND, Newport Pagnell, England
Phone: 07948622196
Email: enquiries@protocol.global


Approval and Review

This policy has been approved by the management team and is subject to regular review.

Approved by:
Justin Hall
Managing Director
Protocol Global Ltd
21st May 2024