This statement is made according to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes PPSS’s Ltd modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 17 June 2020.
PPSS Ltd Modern Slavery Act Statement
Preston Protection Security Solutions Ltd is committed to ensuring modern slavery does not exist in its organisation or supply chains. We constantly strive to develop, policy and procedures to manage the way we obtain our goods and services to keep our supply chains robust. To date, we have had no reports of modern slavery within our organisation nor our supply chains.
Preston Protection Security Solutions Ltd continues to assess the modern slavery standards of our key suppliers having implemented, in early 2020 more formal, automated, risk-based supplier due diligence process.
All food and beverage and retail suppliers are issued with contracts referencing Preston Protection Security Solutions Ltd sourcing standards and the requirements we expect them to meet on modern slavery. We follow this up with a
questionnaire to better understand their environmental and ethical credentials of both their supply chain and manufacturing facilities. The responses to these questions enable us to identify any supplier who falls short of meeting our requirements and work with them so they can achieve our benchmark.
We remain focused on assessing our high risk spend areas and on raising awareness across all staff, from the Executive team through to everyone at our places to ensure all products and services are sourced and supplied responsibly and ethically.
Staff and volunteer wellbeing
Preston Protection Security Solutions Ltd has a clear framework of rules and behaviours and encourages the reporting of any concerns or breaches so that they can be dealt with appropriately in accordance with our policies and procedures.
We have reviewed and revised our safeguarding instruction, procedures and framework to ensure we recognise, report and respond to all concerns or incidents of safeguarding. We are committed to keeping all our people safe from harm and abuse, this includes children, adults at risk and anyone who comes into contact with Preston Protection Security Solutions Ltd.
We offer an independent and confidential Whistleblowing hotline where staff and volunteers can raise concerns confidentially and anonymously if they wish. Our Employee Assistance Programme also provides staff with a secure way of seeking advice about any modern slavery or human trafficking issues personally affecting them or their families.
Preston Protection Security Solutions Ltd checks that staff can demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK and requires all contractors and agency staff to undergo an eligibility check before commencing work. Preston Protection Security Solutions Ltd also seeks confirmation from volunteers that they have eligibility to work in the UK. In addition, using a preferred supplier list to source temporary workers.
What is the Armed Forces Covenant?
To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment.
It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.
ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) Compliance
(ITAR) is a set of US Government regulations that deal with the export and temporary import of defence articles and services. ITAR regulations dictate that information and material pertaining to defence and military-related technologies, including technical data may only be shared with U.S persons. This includes but is not limited to technology pertaining to satellites and launch vehicles, software developed for the management and use of military applications. Basically, ITAR governs the people, data and systems involved in arms and defence manufacturing and contracting.
PPSS Ltd is registered with the DECCS (Defence Export Control and Compliance System) as Broker complying with ITAR.
The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.