As one of Australia’s largest and diverse not-for-profit organisations, we recognise we have a responsibility to respect and advance human rights as a purchaser of goods and services.
We recognise the real and growing problem of modern slavery and that it can affect any industry. We have made a commitment to take seriously our responsibility to be alert to the risks in our organisation and our wider supply chain.
Modern slavery includes trafficking in persons; slavery; servitude; forced marriage; forced labour; debt bondage; deceptive recruiting for labour or services; and the worst forms of child labour. In identifying our modern slavery risks, we recognise organisations may directly or indirectly cause or contribute to adverse human rights, including in their operations and supply chain.
Our organisation has adopted a continuous improvement approach to reduce the risk of modern slavery in our operations and supply chain.
During the year we took steps to reduce this risk through a number of initiatives including supplier spend analysis, engaging over 240 suppliers to set our human rights expectations, conducting a risk analysis, creating a modern slavery strategy, adopting a new Modern Slavery policy and introducing new contractual clauses into our procurement contracts.
We are proud of the work we have done and our ongoing commitment to reduce the misery and suffering caused by modern slavery.