• Ben Maton 04/04/2019 12:49AM

    In Social Impacts

    Modern Slavery Australia Federal Legislation - Preparing your Statement

    Hi All - I'm keen to create a discussion in regards to how your organisations are working to prepare for the Modern Slavery statements and what steps you are taking to ensure you are prepared to meet the requirements of the federal legislation.

    Here at my organisation we have made some significant steps on our Strategy for the Modern Slavery legislative requirements.

    Here is a brief overview of what we have achieved to date:
    1. Created a strategy with clear timelines of actions to be achieved and by when;
    2. Reviewed and understood the details of the legislation
    3. assessed our category and supplier base from a Modern slavery risk perspective and identified the high risk categories and respective suppliers
    4. refined our RFx assessment processes to assess Modern Slavery supply chain risk

    Our next steps are:
    1. Implement ongoing monitoring and reporting on our high risk categories/suppliers in regards to Modern Slavery supply chain risk
    2. Draft our Modern Slavery statement

    Keen to hear thought on how other people are going on their journey in the space.


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  • Keith Bird

    09/04/2019 05:24AM

    Hi Ben, looks like you have implemented a thoughtful strategy. This process needs to be owned by the organisation so looks like you have all the key steps covered. At our recent Roundtable meeting in Melbourne we talked about this ownership. The important step is to ensure you have the right resources in place and the reporting and sponsorship is made visible at Board level. Cheers, Keith

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