Protan's work on human rights and the Transparency act

Protan's work on human rights and the Transparency act

Protan is a company with a presence in several industries and countries. Our main market is construction and civil engineering. We contribute building the country in the markets where we sell our products and deliver our services.


As a responsible company, Protan respects human rights throughout our operations and supply chain. We strive to conduct our business in a manner consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the ten principles of the UN Global Compact.


Protan's work on human rights and the transparency act is embedded in the board of directors and senior management through their ownership of governance documents that require respect for and compliance with human rights. This includes Protan's code of conduct for all employees and ethical guidelines for suppliers.

Due diligence assessments

Protan has established a process to assess the risk of human rights violations and working conditions. We adhere to the OECD Guidelines for Responsible Business Conduct in this regard.

Protan has identified the following human rights and labor rights, both within our own organization and among our suppliers, as areas where we can have a significant impact:

  • Contribute to fair and good working conditions, including safe and healthy working conditions, the right to rest, free time, and holidays.
  • Occupational health and safety in the workplace.
  • Prevent discrimination in employment and recruitment.
  • Support freedom of association, the right to join trade unions, and the right to strike.

Measures to reduce risks and supplier follow-up

Our suppliers and business partners are crucial for our operations but can also pose risks regarding human rights violations. We expect suppliers and business partners to share our commitment to ethics and compliance and to adhere to applicable laws and regulations and respect human rights. It is also expected that our supplier and business partners comply with Protan’s ethical requirements.

This is what we do at Protan:

  • All suppliers must accept and sign the company's code of conduct for suppliers.
  • All suppliers undergo pre-qualification based on a risk-based approach before contracting. Various criteria are assessed in the process, including occupational health and safety, quality, taxes, and fees, among others.
  • Suppliers with a higher risk are screened against social criteria and onsite visits are conducted when evaluating certain new suppliers.
  • We conduct audits of our suppliers. These audits are based on a risk-based approach.
  • When we identify deviations or violations of laws, regulations or to our code of conduct, suppliers must rectify the issues within a specified timeframe.

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