We thrive together.
We conduct our business ethically and responsibly and hold our business partners, such as suppliers, distributors, agents, and consultants, to the same standards. We have developed this Business Partner Code of Conduct to convey our expectations to our business partners regarding compliance with regulations, business practices, and treatment of people.
Conduct & Ethics
The Protech Code of Conduct summarizes many of the ethical principles and policies created to deal with issues such as equal employment opportunity, and environment, health, and safety. All of us within The Protech Group, no matter where we happen to live, are expected to apply these principles in the daily performance of our job responsibilities.
The Protech Group is committed to doing business ethically and responsibly and expects the same from its business partners such as suppliers, distributors, agents, and consultants. We have developed the following Business Partner Code of Conduct to convey our expectations for business partners with regards to compliance with regulations, business practices, and the treatment of people.
Health & Safety
The Protech Group is committed to providing a healthy and safe workplace using sound occupational health and hygiene principles to anticipate, recognize, control, and eliminate hazards which may
pose a risk to its coworkers or business partners and to proactively protect and promote the health, safety, and wellbeing of its people at work and in their communities.
The Protech Group uses a product stewardship approach to ensure that safety and sustainability are considered throughout the value chain – from raw material delivery, research and development, manufacturing, transport, and application all the way through to
end-of-life and/or recycling. We aim to deliver value to our customers by ensuring regulatory compliance in every region where we operate and to continually develop safer, and more sustainable solutions for the market, and our planet.
Sustainability & Community
Today, more than ever, the world needs leaders in environmental sustainability. That’s why The Protech Group is committed to making our products and operations more sustainable, day in day out. As well as driving our own success, putting sustainability at the heart of everything we do means that our customers and coworkers – not to mention the planet – will also benefit.
Beyond our day-to-day purpose of formulating the right mix to protect and enhance your every day with color, we acknowledge the power of people contributing their time, effort, or resources. That’s why The Protech Group encourages coworkers around the world, at all levels, to be involved in their communities in whatever ways they can—while fostering a positive spirit of engagement with one another.
Human Rights and
Working Conditions Policy
The Protech Group is committed to responsible corporate practices in the area of human rights and working conditions. Our company adheres to the principles set forth by the International Labour Organization Conventions, the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, and the Quebec Loi sur les normes du travail (Act Respecting Labour Standards). When national law directly conflicts with international human rights standards or does not fully comply with them, The Protech Group will seek ways to respect internationally recognized human rights such as those enshrined in the above-mentioned conventions.
The Protech Group human rights and working conditions expectations apply to all our personnel, business partners, and other parties directly linked to our operations.
Management at all levels is responsible for ensuring that people reporting to them understand and comply with this policy. All employees must refrain from engaging in any action that might lead to or imply a violation of any subject addressed in this policy. They are urged to express as soon as possible any concerns about an issue or suspicion in any aspect of our business or any supplier’s supply chain.
Protecting our planet
We are committed to implementing and advancing technologies to manufacture our products using fewer resources.
Closing the loop
We are committed to redesigning and promoting reusable or recyclable applications of our products.
Stopping the waste
We are committed to investing in key technologies and launching internal initiatives to significantly reduce waste and increase global recycling.
Connecting with people
We are committed to driving progress through community outreach and a strong culture of volunteerism.
Since our inception in 1976, the Protech Foundation has served as the primary grantmaking organization of the Protech Group. With presence in over 80 countries and many more communities, we consider ourselves employers but also neighbors. Our goal is to protect and enhance the communities we live and operate in by focusing on our three priority areas: health, education, as well as arts and culture.
Through the Protech Foundation, we fund a variety of nonprofits aligned with our three priority areas in the communities we call home. We seek to foster meaningful, dynamic community relationships to reach the people that need it most and the places where we can do the biggest impact.