AWI Modern Slavery Policy

Modern Slavery

All forms of modern slavery have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for commercial gain which is a violation of an individual’s fundamental human rights.

Purpose of policy

This policy confirms Australia Wide Investigation’s (AWI) commitment to contribute to ending all forms of modern slavery and outlines our approach to reducing the risk of modern slavery practices within our operations and our supply chain.

Responsibilities

The directors of AWI have overall responsibility for this policy and in ensuring that the AWI complies with all its legal and ethical obligations.

Our commitment

AWI respects human rights and is committed to adherence to high standards of human rights performance across our business. All AWI employees and contractors will act with integrity and promote ethical behaviour across all business activities.

As a provider of professional services, and an employer of employees and contractors, AWI is committed to working closely with our clients, contractors and suppliers to identify and manage risks relating to modern slavery.

We commit to ensure that there is no modern slavery in our operations and supply chain, aim for continuous improvement and adhere to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth).

Our Approach

AWI adopts the United Nations Universal Declaration for Human Rights.

Our Focus

AWI is committed to continual evaluation of our operations and supply chain to ensure AWI is not contributing to modern slavery.

AWI’s principles which will be used to continually evaluate our supply chain and ensure the highest ethical standards are adhered to include, but are not limited to:

  • maintaining working hours are as per relevant legislations;
  • treating everyone fairly;
  • not using child or forced labour;
  • ensuring our workplace is free of any type of discrimination, intimidation and harassment;
  • creating an inclusive and diverse culture;
  • providing and promoting a safe work environment;
  • providing access to fair procedures and remedies;
  • working with our clients, business partner and suppliers;
  • treating privacy as a fundamental human right and adhering to the Australian Principles of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth);
  • respecting the rights of Aboriginal people;
  • raising awareness of the forms of modern slavery among our employees, contractors and suppliers;
  • continually evolve our due diligence processes to assist in the identification of risks;
  • reviewing existing processes, monitoring and continual identification and mitigation of risks;
  • addressing human rights grievances promptly and ensuring appropriate avenues are in place to effectively manage any issues; and
  • providing personnel freedom to bargain collectively and or join trade unions.