DIVERSITY & EQUALITY POLICY
The McLean Partnership is committed to a policy of diversity and equality. This extends to both our own recruitment processes within the business and externally in supporting the declared policies of diversity and equality that our clients practice.
Every possible step will be taken to ensure that individuals are treated fairly and equally. Decisions on selection, recruitment, career management and progression are based solely on objective analysis of job-related criteria.
No candidate or employee will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age or marital status.
ETHICAL PROCUREMENT & MODERN SLAVERY POLICY
People are our business and The McLean Partnership is committed to dealing with clients, candidates and third parties honestly, ethically and with integrity.
This extends to both our own internal processes within the business and externally in supporting the declared policies that our clients practice.
At McLean Partnership we insist on ethical standards from our suppliers and clients, and in turn we must exhibit the highest ethical standards ourselves. We must not only be fair and above board in our dealings, but avoid any conduct which is capable of having an adverse interpretation put on it.
It is the duty of all employees, to maintain and be seen to maintain this unimpeachable standard of integrity in all business relationships, both internally and externally, and firmly to reject those practices which might reasonably be deemed improper so ensuring that both employees and McLean Partnership are trusted and respected by all for not only carrying out its business efficiently but in a fair and reasonable manner and with integrity.
Our guiding principles of ethical behaviour in procurement are:
-That the conduct of staff should not foster the suspicion of any conflict between their official duty and their private interest,
-That the action of staff should not give the impression to any member of the public, to any organisation with whom they deal or to their colleagues that they have been or may have been influenced by a gift or a consideration to show favour or disfavour to any person or organisation,
-That dealings with suppliers and associates must at all times be honest, fair and even-handed, in line with the requirements placed upon us by the Public Procurement Regulations 2006,
-That ethical behaviour must be promoted and supported by appropriate systems and procedures.
Fortunately, corruption is rare in this country’s commercial environment but it is present. Any improper approaches whether in the form of inducements or threats, must be reported.
Furthermore, McLean Partnership seeks to provide a healthy and safe working environment for their employees and will endeavour to ensure that working conditions exceed international labour standards and are in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This includes:
– No forced labour and employment is freely chosen,
-The right of freedom of association is respected and encouraged by the employer,
-No child labour is used,
-Living wages are paid (wages should always be enough to meet basic needs and to provide some discretionary income),
-No harsh treatment is used or discrimination practised,
-Workers are not pressurised to undertake overtime they do not wish to do,
-A safe and hygienic working environment shall be provided,
-Put in place sufficient systems to monitor and take responsibility for compliance with social policies,
-Conduct regular assessments of our operations to identify eventual non- compliance cases,
-Develop remediation plans to resolve non-compliance cases,
-Regularly monitor the effective implementation of remediation plans,
-Make sure that our suppliers and associates ensure that workers’ conditions in their operations meet (or exceed) the above standards.
To achieve a high standard of health and safety the active co-operation of all employees is essential. Employees are reminded of their own duties under the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to take care of their own safety and that of other persons and to co-operate with their employer so as to enable him to carry out his responsibilities successfully.
McLean Partnership will continue to update its policies and procedures as required to ensure it maintains appropriate safeguards against any mistreatment of persons involved in its supply chain or own business.