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Code of Business Conduct

At The Shannon Airport Group, the Board and employees are dedicated to adhering to codes of business conduct that reflects our commitment to responsible business practices.

The foundational principle of our Code is the assurance that all individuals will conduct their responsibilities with the utmost integrity, loyalty, fairness, and confidentiality while complying with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

Protected Disclosures

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 as amended by the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (the Act), protects workers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors from retaliation if they speak up about wrongdoing in the workplace. A protected disclosure is a disclosure of information which, in the reasonable belief of a worker, tends to show one or more relevant wrongdoings; came to the attention of the worker in a work-related context; and is disclosed in the manner prescribed in the Act. Persons who make protected disclosures, sometimes referred to as whistle blowers, are protected by this law. They should not be treated unfairly or lose their job because they have made a protected disclosure.

The Shannon Airport Group has put in place procedures for the making of Protected Disclosures, which have been developed in line with the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022. The Procedures set out in detail the process by which an employee of The Shannon Airport Group can make a protected disclosure, what will happen when a disclosure is made and what The Shannon Airport Group will do to protect the discloser.

Section 22 of the Act requires that an annual report be published in relation to the protected disclosures received by The Shannon Airport Group.

Protected Disclosure Report 2023 

Report of The Shannon Airport Group for 2023 in accordance with Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 as amended by the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 (the “Act”).

This report covers the period 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

The Shannon Airport Group has established internal reporting channels and procedures in accordance with the Act for the making of protected disclosures in line with the Act. There were no Protected Disclosures made to The Shannon Airport Group for 2023 in 2023.

Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty

The Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty (the Duty) requires that public bodies have regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, promote equality and protect human rights when performing their functions. This Duty is set out in section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014.The Duty provides that The Shannon Airport Group will, in the performance of its functions, have regard to the need to:

The Shannon Airport Group strives to proactively prevent and eliminate discrimination and inequality in the workplace, promote equality of opportunity, and protect the human rights and treatment of its employees, customers, service providers and anyone affected by its policies and procedures. The Shannon Airport Group is committed to embedding human rights and equality considerations across its organisational functions by respecting and upholding human rights and this commitment is supported by a range of policies covering focus areas within human rights.

The Shannon Airport Group has developed a wide range of policies covering human rights, including employee rights, to ensures that no employee, member of the public or other stakeholder suffers discrimination in their interactions with The Shannon Airport Group. We will continue to ensure that we meet our Duty, in the development of our policies and in the promotion and support of the equality and human rights of our people. We will continue to build on the solid work we have already undertaken and enhance and promote the positive The Shannon Airport Group as a public body.