We began working to help end modern slavery in property operations and supply chains with 15 of our largest members in 2018, launching a global first industry-wide Supplier Platform and education resources with expert input from modern slavery, human rights and supply chain experts. We continue to work with our members and stakeholders on this urgent human rights matter through our Human Rights and Modern Slavery working group.
There are 40.3 million people living in conditions of modern slavery, according to the Global Slavery Index, of whom 62 per cent are estimated to be across the Asia Pacific region.
The Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act, which came into force on 1 January 2019, requires companies with annual revenues of more than $100 million to report annually on the risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains, and to demonstrate the actions they are taking to address those risks.
Working with our Human Rights and Modern Slavery working group, we’ve developed useful resources for the property industry to assist their understanding and ability address modern slavery risks in property operations and supply chains.
Our Supplier Platform, delivered in collaboration with leading property companies, Informed 365 and industry experts, asks property suppliers about the actions they are taking to assess and address human rights and modern slavery risks across shared operations and supply chains. In operation since 2018, the platform has engaged over 10,000 suppliers.
Access resources and find out more about our modern slavery in supply chains campaign below.
In collaboration with the Property Council of Australia, leading property organisations, Informed365 and industry experts have created a platform to ask key suppliers about the actions they are taking to assess and address human rights issues and modern slavery risks across shared operations and supply chains.
The information will help organisations put together an accurate picture in line with the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018.
Suppliers will receive an email from Informed365 or their clients with a registration link to the assessment, which will take about 15 minutes to complete.
The Property Council appointed KPMG Banarra to create a guide which offers practical information and real-world insights into modern slavery remediation.
Property Council of Australia, in collaboration with KPMG Banarra (KPMG) has produced a practical guide for businesses to better identify issues of modern slavery in the property and construction sector.