Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics

The Parliamentary Review exists to share knowledge between industry leaders and policy makers.  The Parliamentary Review and all Parliamentary Review representatives promise to adhere to the following principles and values. 
 
  1. To share my knowledge with the wider business community in order to raise standards and improve competitiveness across the country.
  2.  To offer my honest and considered advice and opinions to anyone from business or politics who should, in good faith, seek it.
  3.  To treat all business associates with the utmost courtesy and respect.
  4.  To make every conceivable effort to deal exclusively with businesses and individuals of repute.
  5. To accurately represent, to the best of my knowledge, the concerns of my industry as I see them.
  6.  To demonstrate leadership and commitment in my field and be a lodestar to policymakers and others in the sector.
  7. To commit to, wherever possible, a multi-stakeholder engagement process to deliver a positive social impact. 
  8. To work diligently to maintain and share a high level of relevant and current professional and political knowledge.
  9. To engage with policymakers at a local and national level with honesty and forthrightness, making clear to them what they are doing right and what they are doing wrong.
  10. To engage with other Parliamentary Review Members, treating differing opinions with respect at all times.

The Parliamentary Review reserves the right to withdraw from the Parliamentary Review process any organisation or individual who is found to violate the above principles and values. We also reserve the right to amend of summarily delete any Parliamentary Review articles that are found to be inaccurate or misleading.

Westminster Publications Statement on Modern Slavery


The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires companies to explain on an annual basis how they address the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking in their global supply chains. This legislation aims to encourage positive action within companies’ business practices and to deliver greater transparency. Modern Slavery is a broad term used to cover a number of offences including forced labour, child labour, domestic servitude, human trafficking and workplace abuse. A number of factors may indicate that an individual is being held in servitude or subjected to forced or compulsory labour. These may include violence or threats of violence, and nonviolent coercion such as threats to expose the worker to authorities, withholding documents, restriction of movement, debt bondage or the withholding of wages. Westminster Publications Limited has a zero tolerance approach to Modern Slavery in all forms and is committed to ensuring fair labour within our business and our supply chain. 

We believe that all workers have a right to fair labour conditions and a safe environment as set out in the International Labour Organisation Conventions, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Global Compact. Westminster Publications is a living wage employer. Within our directly managed operations we adhere to the principles of our Code of Conduct for permanent, contract and agency workers.

OUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Our manufacturing labour policy sets out our commitment to ensure that all our products are made without infringement of human rights or local laws, and to ensure good working practices are embedded throughout out supply chain.

Being  a UK based company, printing and distributing all Westminster Publications LTD documents nationally we adhere to the highest possible standards of best practise across the industry. 

When a new supplier is provisionally approved we endeavour to visit that supplier in person. This is a key part of our assessment, providing a level of consistency which, in addition to audit reports and finance checks allows, us to develop a more reliable assessment of the supplier’s management systems and the culture of the organisation. 

TRAINING

 The Modern Slavery statement is shared with every employee via our internal intranet systems. All staff are required to participate in Code of Conduct training on joining the business as part of their induction. This helps them to understand our ethical stance and how it should be applied in our daily business activities. This training provides information on our confidential whistleblowing policy. Staff are expected to report any concerns, including those related to human rights violations, to the Ethics and Compliance team who will investigate all allegations and take appropriate action.