At UnitingCare, we oppose exploitative practices that violate an individual’s dignity and human rights in all forms. We are committed to preventing, detecting and responding to modern slavery risks in our operations and supply chains.
Modern slavery includes trafficking persons, slavery, servitude, forced marriage, forced labour, debt bondage, deceptive recruiting for labour or services, and child labour.
We are taking meaningful steps to reduce modern slavery risks and initiate improvements within our operations and supply chains. In 2019/20, we mapped our operations and supply chains, assessed our risks, introduced a Supplier Code of Conduct, implemented a Human Rights Policy and developed a Modern Slavery Action Plan.
Our key areas of focus for 2020/21 include:
- Developing a Modern Slavery Strategic Roadmap.
- Assessing risks of modern slavery associated with new and recontracted suppliers.
- Building supplier capacity to respond to modern slavery through awareness-raising and training.
- Training staff to recognise, prevent and respond to concerns of modern slavery.
- Increasing collaboration within our networks and with our partners to strengthen our response to modern slavery.
UnitingCare’s Modern Slavery Statement outlines the action we have taken to identify and mitigate the risk of modern slavery occurring in our business operations and supply chains in 2019/20 in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth).
Read our 2019/20 Modern Slavery Statement here: