Last updated: January 26, 2021
PDG Architects Ltd endeavours to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within its directly employed workforce or any of its supply chain. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking and are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships. PDG Architects Ltd operates in the UK only.
PDG Architects Ltd is a provider of professional architectural services and as such our supply chain is limited to providers of facilities management, consultancy services, utilities, office supplies, recruitment and communication/ IT services. We undertake due diligence when considering new suppliers and reviewing existing suppliers. We do not believe that we undertake any high risk activities as an organisation.
In addition to this statement, PDG Architects Ltd implements the following policies which aim to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking:
Whistleblowing This policy encourages employees, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities or supply chains of PDG Architects Ltd without fear of retaliation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking.
Code of Conduct This code (contained within the Employee Handbook) makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing PDG Architects Ltd; the company strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour.
Recruitment Policy PDG Architects Ltd only uses reputable employment agencies to source employees or by direct advertising as set out in our Recruitment Policy. Our recruitment process is transparent and reviewed regularly. We have procedures in place for screening new employees to confirm their identities, right to work and paying them directly into an appropriate bank account.
Staff Training & Induction
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains, we provide training to our staff that is proportionate to the level of risk. The communication of this statement forms part of the induction process for all new employees.