This statement is made on behalf of Protocol Internet Technology Limited t/a Hosting Ireland pursuant to section 54(1) of the (UK) Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the "Act") and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement.
Hosting Ireland is registered in Ireland, is part of the team.blue and has offices in Waterford. We have approximately 15 people in our office. We are an Internet Service Provider for the private sector.
Although the likelihood of an incidence of modern slavery in our business or our supply chains is low, we work to the highest ethical and professional standards and value transparency and accountability in all our dealings. We have a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking and expect the same high standards from those we work with. We do not transact with any organisation, which knowingly supports, or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude or forced or compulsory labour.
We have put in place a Modern Slavery Policy which is supported by other internal policies and HR processes such as our Whistleblowing Policy and Disciplinary Rules and Procedure.
We ensure that our employees are aware and committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring. The Directors are ultimately responsible for compliance internally and in our supplier relationships.
Supplier Due Diligence
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We do not knowingly engage with any suppliers that engage in the trafficking or exploitation of workers in any manner. We do not tolerate suppliers that use child labour or forced labour. We are committed to improving our processes, including development of due diligence checks and Supplier Management procedures for our supplier on-boarding procedure(s).
As part of improving our Supplier Management and due diligence checks, we are aiming to digitise the record keeping and ongoing management, ensuring we have up to the date records for Governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC). We continue to complete our internal review of suppliers, ensuring ongoing compliance with the Act and any new or evolving regulation and legislation.
Any supplier that should adhere to the Act but falls short of evidencing the requirements of the Act will be reviewed on a per case basis. Where compliance to the Act cannot be verified through our due diligence checks, and the supplier has advised a statement will not be made available, a new supplier(s) will be identified.