To address Target 8.7 of the SDGs, legislation designed to help combat modern slavery and human trafficking has emerged in Australia and other international jurisdictions. We help our clients better understand the issue of modern slavery and meet their compliance obligations under the Australian Modern Slavery Act’s Reporting Requirement.
We also help clients with implementing an approach to Modern Slavery that integrated into their existing operations and supply chain management practices. Below is a range of services we deliver for clients to help improve their approach to the issue of modern slavery.
Respecting Human Rights and addressing Modern Slavery during a global pandemic
.Our world has been and will continue to be restructured by the global pandemic of COVID-19. As operations and supply chains are being reorganised, those who are most vulnerable are having their human rights impacted the most. Businesses exposed under the reporting requirement of the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act (2018) have been encouraged by the Australian Border Force to account for how COVID-19 has impacted their operations and supply chain, and in turn their risk of modern slavery practices. Its important companies consider the implications of COVID-19 not just in their Modern Slavery Statements, but in their broader human rights approach. Read additional insight...
Modern Slavery, the ‘Trojan Horse’ for Business and Human Rights
Alan Dayeh, Managing Principal for NSW who oversees our Modern Slavery and Human Rights services likens the topic of modern slavery as the ‘Trojan Horse’ for Business and Human Rights. However, unlike the destructive outcome of the Trojan War, he talks about how the topic of modern slavery is the entry point or the ‘thin part of a wedge’ to a broader focus on human rights across the business.
Additional insight in this article, includes what Sustainability Managers, Procurement Managers and Company Directors need to understand when it comes to complying with Australia’s Modern Slavery Act.
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