Modern Slavery Policy

Introduction

AusHealth’s Modern Slavery Policy is an expression of its commitment to human rights and the creation of a just and equal society.

To support this end, AusHealth has adopted a Modern Slavery Policy.

This Policy also forms part of AusHealth’s response to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (Modern Slavery Act). Modern slavery describes situations where offenders use coercion, threats or deception to exploit victims and undermine or deprive them of their freedom. In our Policy, we use the term ‘modern slavery’ to encompass all of the practices to which the Modern Slavery Act refers.

Modern slavery may involve the exploitation of debt and the use of violence and/or threats of violence (psychological or physical), isolation, deprivation of liberty and the withholding of critical identification documents such as passports.

AusHealth expects all of its staff to work together to assist AusHealth to give effect to the principles set out in its Policy.

Policy Statement

AusHealth is committed to ensuring:

Its operations and supply chains do not cause, involve or contribute to modern slavery; and

Its suppliers, relevant stakeholders and others with whom we do business respect and share AusHealth’s commitment with regard to minimising the risk of modern slavery.

In giving effect to its Policy, AusHealth is committed to combating modern slavery through:

  • Ensuring that its overall policies and procedures effectively address the risk of modern slavery;
  • Undertaking risk assessments and due diligence to identify suppliers and others with whom we do business who are committed to minimising the risk of modern slavery;
  • Working with suppliers and relevant stakeholders to agree on measures which will mitigate modern slavery risks;
  • Implementing measures designed to remediate identified modern slavery.

Copies of our Modern Slavery Policy are available on request by contacting us on info@aushealth.com.au or on 1800 724 457.