Here are our policy statements:
P.P. O’Connor acknowledges our business has an impact on the environment; we are committed to the care of the environment and the prevention of pollution. P.P. O’Connor acknowledges our responsibility to ensure that all our operations are carried out with minimum adverse effects on the environment, managing and reducing this impact through the adoption of the following policy. This policy will be delivered through our ISO 14001 certified management system and requires us to:
- Comply with all legal and other requirements as a minimum standard.
- Develop objectives, supported by targets, to manage potentially significant environmental aspects.
- Consider environmental impacts at all stages within our business.
- Continue to improve our environmental performance through effective communication, provision of staff training and adoption of best techniques available.
- Prevent all pollution incidents.
- Reduce the amount of waste generated by our activities and the percentage that is sent to landfill and continue minimising waste and recycling as much as possible.
- Be a respectable neighbour by minimising the impact that our activities, site and premises have on local communities.
- Implement performance indicators to measure resource use, waste and carbon emissions to demonstrate environmental improvement.
- Work in partnership with our employees, customers and supply chain to promote best practice.
- Review the policy on an annual basis and communicate to all employees.
It is the responsibility of all employees to work to this policy under their collective and individual responsibilities. P.P. O’Connor are committed to ensuring the achievement of continuous improvement in all areas surrounding the Environment. This Environmental Policy Statement shall be communicated throughout the organisation and will be publicly available to interested parties.
In accordance with the duty under Section 2 (3) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, and in fulfilling our obligations to our employees, visitors, contractors, neighbours and members of the public who may be affected by our activities, P.P. O’Connor have produced the following statement of policy in respect of health, safety and welfare concerns.
It is the policy of P.P. O’Connor to comply with the terms of Health & Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 and with the safe working practices outlined in associated Health & Safety Regulations and Health & Safety Executive guidelines. It is important that Health and Safety is never compromised for other objectives.
P.P. O’Connor’s aim, so far as is reasonably practicable, is to identify, remove where practicable or adequately control risk by conducting the following:
- The provision and maintenance of work equipment and systems of work that are safe and reduce risk to an acceptable level.
- The control of risks to health and safety in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances.
- The provision of such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure the health and safety at work of all employees.
- The maintenance of any place of work under P.P. O’Connor’s control in a condition that is safe and without risks to health & safety.
- The provision and maintenance of a working environment that is safe, without risks to health, and adequate as regards facilities and arrangements for the welfare of our employees at work.
- Those persons not in our employment who may be affected are not exposed to risks to their health and safety.
- An environment in which everyone can carry out their work tasks without fear of intimidation, harassment, violence or undue stress.
- An organisation structure that allows for this Health & Safety Policy to be implemented in full and updated as appropriate.
- That our management team afford health and safety matters equal priority to other management functions.
- Regular inspection, monitoring and auditing of systems and procedures to enable continuous improvement.
- The co-operation of all employees in the implementation of this policy.
P.P. O’Connor’s Health and Safety objective is to assess all significant risks to its employees, visitors and contractors and to develop and implement proactive measures aimed at eliminating those risks, or at least reducing them so far as is reasonably practicable. P.P. O’Connor are committed to ensuring the achievement of continuous improvement in all areas of Health and Safety.
For and on behalf of P.P. O’Connor Ltd
It is P. P. O’Connor’s intention to demonstrate an ongoing and determined commitment to maintaining a quality management system that is independently verified and certified as compliant with the requirements of ISO 9001.
P. O’Connor is committed to delivering a high quality service to its customers and to establish processes necessary to deliver results to our customers in terms of service delivery and customer satisfaction and comply with legal requirements.
In particular the company shall:
- Establish and set quality objectives and targets and closely monitor their implementation
- Involve employees to be proactive in suggesting improvement to the processes, procedures and related documentation
- Improve individual performance through training and staff development
- Reduce corrective action and rework by being right first time
- Provide sufficient financial and physical resources to enable this policy to function effectively
- Encourage a commitment amongst all employees and suppliers to provide the service delivery and workmanship required by our customers
- Conduct regular internal audits and management reviews
- Seek feedback on performance from our customers, supply chain and employees
- Ensure this policy is reviewed on an annual basis and communicated to all employees
- Ensure this policy is available to stakeholders, clients and enforcing authorities
The Managing Director has the ultimate responsibility for the effective operation of the Quality Management System and is assisted by the Quality Manager. P.P. O’Connor are committed to ensuring the achievement of continuous improvement in all areas of Quality. It is the responsibility of all employees to work to this policy under their collective and individual responsibilities.
For and on behalf of PP O’Connor Ltd
Date: March 2018
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.
This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and we may amend it at any time.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE POLICY
The board of directors has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it.
The compliance manager has primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.
Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate and regular training on it and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains.
You are invited to comment on this policy and suggest ways in which it might be improved. Comments, suggestions and queries are encouraged and should be addressed to the compliance manager.
COMPLIANCE WITH THE POLICY
You must ensure that you read, understand and comply with this policy.
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control. You are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
You must notify your manager or the compliance as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred, or may occur in the future.
You are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage.
If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur you must notify your manager or report it in accordance with our Whistleblowing Policy as soon as possible.
If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any tier of our supply chains constitutes any of the various forms of modern slavery, raise it with your manager or the compliance officer.
We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains. Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern. If you believe that you have suffered any such treatment, you should inform the compliance manager immediately. If the matter is not remedied, and you are an employee, you should raise it formally using our Grievance Procedure.
COMMUNICATION AND AWARENESS OF THIS POLICY
Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, forms part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us, and regular training will be provided as necessary.
Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.
BREACHES OF THIS POLICY
Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.
We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.