Private Parking Appeals Ltd, its staff and directors, understand the necessity to comply with all aspects of law, and also to have policies in place to deal with matters where the Public rightly expects business to take a lead, and to be held to account, in terms of environmental protection, safeguarding and similar.

Environmental

Private Parking Appeals understands the impact that business can have on the environment. As a good corporate citizen, we take the following steps to minimise our environmental impact.

1) Wherever possible, services are sourced from carbon-neutral companies, including Electricity and Internet Services.

2) Wherever possible, goods are sourced from second-user refurbished suppliers. We will not purchase a new item if a refurbished item will reasonably meet our corporate needs.

3) As we are a company with specialist IT Needs, we will always consider if IT virtualisation will allow us to make more efficient use of our resources. We currently use a virtualised central server to manage our contact with customers.

4) All company vehicles are sourced from second-user sources, such as previous lease vehicles. We maintain our vehicles in-house and do not change a vehicle until it is beyond economic repair. All company vehicles sourced from Tax Year 2017-18 will be as near to “zero emission” as is economically viable at the point of purchase.

5) The nature of our business means that many documents are received and produced. We will always
a) Prefer recycled papers and seek to source paper with the highest possibly post-consumer recycled component.
b) Prefer printers which allow the use of non-original refurbished and refilled ink/toner units.
c) Only source replacement printers with the lowest possible consumable costs and impacts.

6) We will always store corporate documents electronically, using online cloud storage, and shred and recycle letters and other documents received as far as is possible.

7) As far as is practical, we will communicate with our customers, suppliers and external companies electronically. This includes
a) Issuing appeals and responding to queries
b) Dealing with third parties in respect of our obligations
c) Filing and service court or other documents on your instructions.

The only exception to this rule will be for court correspondence that we receive in our own name. For legal reasons, Private Parking Appeals will not accept service of legal documents by electronic means, and will always require strict proof of service.

If you have comments or criticisms of our Environmental impact statement, please email info@privateparkingappeals.co.uk with your comments.

 

Modern Slavery Statement

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires commercial organisations supplying goods or services with a turnover of above £36 million to prepare and publish an annual ‘Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement’. The Statement must set out the steps an organisation has taken, if any, during its financial year to ensure that slavery or human trafficking is not taking place in its supply chain. Private Parking Appeals is not required to comply with this, but chooses make a general statement regarding Modern slavery

What is Modern Slavery?

Modern slavery is an international crime, affecting an estimated 29.8 million slaves around the world. It is a growing global issue that transcends age, gender and ethnicities. It includes victims who have been brought from overseas and vulnerable people in the UK, who are forced to illegally work against their will across many different sectors such as agriculture, hospitality, construction, retail and manufacturing.

Our policy

The firm is working towards establishing a zero-tolerance position on violations of anti-human trafficking and anti-modern slavery laws. If we find breaches of these laws within our supply chain, we will, without exception, terminate any contract and invoke penalty clauses to compensate for the breaches by that supplier of our policy. We will not conduct business with organisations involved in, or knowingly providing support to, organisations involved in slavery, human trafficking, forced or child labour.

We seek to treat everyone fairly and consistently, creating a workplace and business environment that is open, transparent and trusted. Our policies and procedures relating to the Modern Slavery Act are in line with our culture and values.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups

Private Parking Appeals is committed to ensuring the safety of vulnerable groups, including Vulnerable Adults.

Private Parking Appeals does not seek to employ or provide services to, persons under 18. In the event of our identifying that a customer is under 18, they will be issued with a full refund immediately.

in the event of a customer who has limited mental capacity, or a condition which serves to limit their choices or understanding, we will take every necessary step to support this customer, and will seek their, and where relevant, their carer’s, consent to explain this situation to the parking company and the court, always remembering that this is sensitive personal data within the meaning of the Data Protection Act 1998.

If it is appropriate, Private Parking Appeals will appoint a member of staff to act as a Litigation Friend for any person identified by us as likely to be a “protected person” and we will indemnify their liability for legal costs in full.

 

 

Ban the Box

Private Parking Appeals supports the Business in the Community “Ban the Box” policy, and will not ask employment applicants about their criminal record until we are ready to maker a job offer. Disclosure of a criminal record will only be required for “unspent” convictions, and any disclosure will only be considered if the convictions are likely to have a genuine impact on an applicamt’s ability to do the job. Accordingly, we expect any applicant to be entirely frank and honest about their unspent convictions.

Any disclosures will be considered on a Risk-Benefit basis, and we welcome applications from all parts of the community. However, we will not consider applications from serving prisoners who are still in closed conditions, or persons with pending charges which could result in a custodial sentence. Persons in Open Conditions, or on licence, may be given limited access to our systems on security advice (which will include 100% logging of use of company systems if appropriate), and a person’s status as a prisoner, offender or ex-offender will have no bearing on the salary or wage we pay.

 

Equal Opportunities

Private Parking Appeals will not discriminate against any adult due to their age, sexuality, gender, disability, ethnicity, parental status, marital status, faith or religion. We will seek to make reasonable adjustment for any protected characteristic as required by law.

To work for Private Parking Appeals you must be able to speak and write English to NVQ level 3 (GCSE grade C+, IELTS level 7+ or equivalent) and have a functional understanding of English or Scottish Law to GCSE or equivalent level, such as Accredited Union Representative or similar, or must be able to demonstrate this by experience.

If you are based in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or Ireland (the CTA), you must also have a right to abode and work here, such as a British, Jersey, Guernsey or EEA National or a person with Indefinite leave to remain. We may ask you for proof of your status.

If you are based outside the CTA and Gibraltar, you must have a bank or other electronic money account which can receive funds in GBP.

We are aware that Women, and Welsh Speakers are under-represented in our workforce, and encourage applications by these groups.

 

Except as required by law, Private Parking Appeals conducts business in Standard British English, from its Registered Office, 272 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland.