In a good democracy it is commonplace for the elected government to consult the wider public and commerce on a range
of issues and policies; Her Majesty’s Government embraces such democracy. From time to time germane Green Papers are
issued for consultation and it is the policy of the Company to support and contribute to such only with the Board’s
approval and always through the Board. Neither is it permitted for a single director nor the Managing Director to act alone
in answering these Green Papers or other consultations.
In keeping and in alignment with Government policy,
it is the policy of the Company to not comment on matters of defence nor law enforcement of the UK or germane topical news
and matters. Freedom of Information requests will be handled in accordance with contractual conditions placed upon us by Crown.
The Company will not furnish anyone as a spokesperson to the media for such.
Individual employees that choose
to directly input to such outside of the above policy do so as individuals and must not use the Company name in any aspect
of their submission.
It also may be permitted, with similar Board approval, for a Board member to engage
in other consultations or correspondence with Parliament, The Royal Household, Her Majesty’s Government, Her Cabinet
Office, Her Foreign and Home Office, Her Police Service and other departments as well as the Ministry of Defence, as is appropriate
and approved. Such 'bodies' may duly authorise other similar permitted engagements with Her Majesty's Government
Allies, Overseas Territories or Commonwealth.
These must all be made and in concurrence with our
Political & Charity Policy
The Company is underpinned by a Modus Operandi
and these nine core policies which are enshrined in our Employee Handbook, Standard Operating Procedures and Quality
Management System. They are: