Modern slavery exploits vulnerable people and abuses their basic human rights. It goes against our values and our commitment to respecting the human rights of everyone impacted by our business and throughout our value chain.
Our approach to assessing and addressing modern slavery risks is incorporated within our broader responsible mining programs, in particular our:
- Human Rights Impact Assessment program, led by the External Affairs and Social Performance function
- Responsible supply chain management program, led by a cross-functional working group and sponsored by an Executive Steering Committee.
In 2018, Australia passed the Modern Slavery Act 2018. 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 to address those risks. Other entities based, or operating, in Australia may report voluntarily.
On 21 June 2021, we released our first Modern Slavery Statement. It will detail our approach to modern slavery, the assessment of our potential modern slavery risks, our actions in 2020, how we measure effectiveness, and our planned actions for 2021.