- Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse Policy
- Acceptable Use and Monitoring Policy
- Anti-bribery Policy
- Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
- Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
- Environmental Policy
- Fatigue Management and Working Hours Policy
- Gender Pay Report
- Health and Safety Management Review Report
- Health and Safety Policy
- Modern Slavery Act
- Quality Policy
- Graduate Programme
- BIM Policy
- Data Protection
- Sustainability Policy
- Health and Wellbeing
- Supplier Payment
Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse Policy
The company's policy on alcohol, drug and substance abuse applies to all companies in the Pell Frischmann Group including any subsidiaries.
It is important that every employee is aware of his or her obligations under this policy, and any queries should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer or the Deputy Health and Safety Director.
Acceptable Use and Monitoring Policy
The company's policy on the acceptable use and monitoring of computing, software, Internet and email applies to all companies in the Pell Frischmann Group including any subsidiaries.
This Acceptable Use and Monitoring Policy applies to all staff of the company and to those who are offered access to the company's computing and telecommunication resources.
The company's policy on anti-bribery applies to all companies in the Pell Frischmann Group including any subsidiaries.
The company is dedicated to ensuring full compliance with all relevant anti-bribery and corruption laws and regulations, including the Bribery Act 2010. Its Anti-Bribery Policy extends to all the Companyís business dealings and transactions; in all countries in which it or its subsidiaries and associates operate.
A business associate includes employees - including retained consultants and agency staff; subcontractors and suppliers, joint venture partners, agents and the Company's subsidiary companies.
The company policy is that it prohibits any employee or business associate from paying bribes or offering improper inducements to anyone for any purpose, nor do we or will we, accept bribes or improper inducements.
The company's Ethos and Values requires all employees to demonstrate honesty; integrity and fairness in all aspects of their business dealings and exercise appropriate standards of professionalism and ethical conduct in all their activities.
Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
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 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.
Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
Pell Frischmann operates its business activities with regard to the highest ethical standards and strict observance of legal obligations in relationships with clients; employees, subcontractors, suppliers, society, health and safety, and the environment. The Board of Directors acknowledges the benefit to individuals and society that accrues from ethical practice and conversely the potential damage that can accrue from non-ethical practice. We are committed in accordance with our Ethos and Values; to foster mutual honesty and respect in all external and internal relationships.
Our service to clients aims to promote transparency in ethical practice, whilst observing their confidentiality. We believe this practice is essential for sustaining client relationships and business success.
Our commitment to employee relations is based on an open and honest culture that is supported by individual training and development programmes to deliver job satisfaction and career progression.
Our commitment is consolidated in our Equal Opportunities Policy. We aim to avoid damage, unfair exploitation or bias in the impact of our activities on individuals, business entities, society and the environment. Our commitment is supported by separate policies for Health and Safety, the Environment, Anti-bribery and Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking.
The company's policy on corporate social responsibility applies to all companies in the Pell Frischmann Group including any subsidiaries.
The company's policy on the environment applies to all companies in the Pell Frischmann Group including any subsidiaries.
The company is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy providing expertise in buildings, highways and transportation, rail, land development and regeneration, and water sectors.
The company regards the protection of the environment and the minimisation of environmental impact to be a major consideration in the running of our business and in the execution of our contracts. We recognise that our design activities can have a significant impact on the environment and endeavour to identify solutions that are sustainable and provide environmental enhancement or if that is not possible to avoid, minimise or mitigate environmental harm and degradation.
Fatigue Management and Working Hours Policy
The company's policy on fatigue management and working hours applies to all companies in the Pell Frischmann Group including any subsidiaries.
This policy supplements the Health and Safety Policy Statement. It is important that every employee is aware of his or her obligations under this Policy, and any queries should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer or the Deputy Health and Safety Director.
Any employee must not commence work or continue to work, if he or she is fatigued to such an extent that their condition may prejudice his or her safety or the safety of others.
Managers are authorised to prevent any employee from commencing work or continuing to work, if they believe the employee is fatigued.
Gender Pay Report
Since 2017, Pell Frischmann has increased the number of women in our business to 142, ranging from director to graduate levels. New formal training programmes for career development have been rolled out, as has the formalisation of our new graduate programme.
As a consequence of our progress we have seen a notable change in the Gender Pay Gap within Pell Frischmann, with both mean and median average pay gaps falling.
Health and Safety Management Review Report
It is a requirement of the Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996 that Pell Frischmann consults the Local H&S Co-ordinators with regards to Health and Safety issues that affect the Company and its employees.
This report covers the period from the 1 January 2018 to the 31 December 2018.
Health and Safety Policy
The company's policy on health and safety applies to all companies in the Pell Frischmann Group including any subsidiaries.
Our statement of general policy includes promotion of an environment where everyone makes safety personal important and helps to create a zero harm culture.
We provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment, and safe systems of work for all our employees, and provide such information, instruction, supervision and training, as is needed to fulfil this purpose.
We also ensure appropriate preventative and protective measures are implemented and maintained to eliminate or minimise any residual risks to an acceptable level for our employees and others affected by our work.
Modern Slavery Act
The Pell Frischmann group of companies fully support the UK government's objectives to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking. We are committed to the highest ethical standards and sound governance arrangements and we endorse a zero tolerance approach.
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. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place anywhere in our supply chains.
Pell Frischmann's policy on quality applies to all companies in the Pell Frischmann Group including any subsidiaries.
The company is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy providing expertise in buildings, highways and transport, rail, land development and regeneration, and water sectors.
The policy of the company is that our services to the client are performed in a manner that satisfies clientís and relevant interested parties needs and expectations, compliance obligations with regard to quality, health and safety, environment, reliability and performance criteria.
We understand that a career is about more than just hard work, it’s about achievement, rewards, job satisfaction and fun! Therefore, we have designed our programme to ensure that you get the best possible start to your career with us.
Our Graduate Development Programme provides our graduates with a framework to establish themselves as knowledgeable and competent within our key sectors and disciplines. You will work alongside industry leaders and specialists, gaining valuable experience and technical capability on important projects within the U.K. and around the world.
We will encourage you to continuously challenge yourself and take on a level of responsibility early in your career. Our teams are kept relatively small to provide you with the support you need to develop your knowledge and grow as a professional, whilst creating stimulating and unique opportunities.
The company’s policy on Building Information Management (BIM) applies to all companies in the Pell Frischmann Group including any subsidiaries.
The company is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy providing expertise in infrastructure and the built environment.
The policy of the company is that our services to the client are performed in a manner that satisfies client’s and relevant interested parties needs and expectations, compliance obligations with regard to quality, BIM, health and safety, environment, reliability and performance criteria.
This policy has been formalised in the Company’s Business Management System which meets the requirements of the various Standards, Methods and Procedures such as PAS1192- 2: 2013.
The company’s policy on data protection applies to all companies in the Pell Frischmann Group including any subsidiaries.
The policy of the company is that our services to the client are performed in a manner that satisfies client’s, employees and relevant interested parties needs and expectations, compliance obligations and good practice with regards to data protection.
This policy has been formalised in the Company’s Data Protection Management System. which addresses the model specified in BS10012: 2017 – Data Protection and applicable requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016.
The company’s policy on sustainability applies to all companies in the Pell Frischmann Group including any subsidiaries.
The company has always believed in the value of innovating and adding value to the natural and built environment. As international leaders in the field of engineering consultancy, we are committed to bringing our experience and knowledge to achieve sustainable solutions for our clients. Moreover, as signatories to the Bali Communique, we have pledged to engage positively with governments to help develop the policies and measures that are needed internationally and nationally for the business sector to contribute effectively to building a low carbon economy. We recognise that the adoption of a low-carbon economy will serve to mitigate environmental impacts of potential future emissions whilst creating significant business opportunities.
We have an internal Environmental Policy, which has the active commitment and involvement of our Board and Senior Management Team. This policy has been formalised in the company’s Environmental Management System which addresses the model specified in ISO14001: 2015 – Environmental Management System Requirements. We consider sustainability to signify maximisation of the lifetime of a development. Energy efficiency, CO2 minimisation, material re-use, social stability, environmental balance, healthy environments and financial performance are integral to our approach.
Health and Wellbeing
The Company’s policy on occupational health and wellbeing applies to all companies in the Pell Frischmann Group including any subsidiaries.
We are committed to providing enlightened professional and compassionate leadership with the objective of delivering the highest levels of occupational health (both physical and mental health) andwellbeing in our workplace.
In 2018, Pell Frischmann laid out a Supplier Collaboration Strategy. This ambitious proposal was driven by our wider organic growth plan. We recognised that to achieve this growth, we would have to join forces with other medium-sized organisations, like ourselves, as well as energise a wider SME and niche supply chain to aid in realising valuable benefits for clients. The mission of our strategy is “to be the partner of choice for all suppliers”.
Embedded within this strategy is our Fair & Prompt Payment proposals, including a payment terms promise, ensuring suppliers' invoices are approved and paid within agreed terms and in a timely manner. We are committed to achieving ≥95% of invoices payable to our supply chain across all contracts having been paid within 60 days of receipt of the invoice.
For the quarter running from 1st July 2019 to 30th September 2019, we have achieved 91%. We recognise that to achieve our commitment, an action plan to improve this metric is required. A summary of this action plan can be found at the below link.