We believe that organisations have legal, moral and commercial obligations to respect human rights and remediate any implications on human rights in their operations and supply chains.
We recognise, that while we cannot control the external forces that may contribute to human rights abuses, including modern slavery, we can address and evolve our actions related to the complex challenges of this issue, both as a business and with the suppliers with whom we engage.
Many of our investment teams continue to meet with a range of companies on matters concerning human rights and modern slavery.
Modern Slavery Statement
We published our first Modern Slavery Statement in 2016 under the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and in 2020, under the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018.
Our Modern Slavery Statement outlines our commitment to addressing modern slavery throughout our operations, investment strategies and supply chains.
In 2020, we established a Modern Slavery Task Force (Task Force), which continues to operate. The Task Force is comprised of employees from a variety of functions across our global business and is responsible for reviewing and enhancing our relevant policies and processes to address the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. Working with representatives from across the global business, the Task Force also assists in the preparation of our annual Modern Slavery Statement, as well as the identification and implementation of actions.
For more information about our roadmap and planned initiatives to reduce the risk of modern slavery within our operational supply chains, download our Modern Slavery Statement, or our Corporate Sustainability report.