Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery

The commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018 was passed by parliament on 10 December 2018 and commenced on 1 January 2019. The Act requires entities based, or operating, in Australia, which have an annual consolidated revenue of more than $100 million, to report annually on the risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains, and actions undertaken to address those risks. This report is known as a Modern Slavery Statement.

Below are some documents that provide good advice and tips on how to get started and how to approach this very important matter.

You can access the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018 here.

The Commonwealth has released a draft Reporting Guidance which contains detailed information on what should be included in a Modern Slavery statement. Please access it here


Case studies and Best Practice

Below is some additional interesting and useful information including case studies of leading practice:

- The Marks & Spencer Modern Slavery Toolkit is an excellent document explaining Modern Slavery and steps Suppliers can take to tackle Modern Slavery in their supply chains.

- From Disclosure to Action - Assessment of FTS100 companies in the UK and their compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act.

- Case studies of Leading Practice

- Guiding principles on Business and Human Rights (United Nations)