Modern Slavery Act Report

Combating modern slavery

We are committed to a future without labour exploitation and rights violations in the form of modern slavery. This hidden, large-scale exploitation within our community often harms those least able to defend themselves.

  • Awareness

    An online modern slavery training module is available to all staff, to help them understand the issue, identify warning signs, and take extra care when buying. We are also embedding modern slavery risk mitigation and due diligence measures in relevant procurement  templates, policies and procedures to support staff in addressing local level risks and issues.

  • Supply chain

    We are taking a data-driven, risk based approach to focus our efforts on high-risk products, services and investments. This approach includes collaborating with third parties who have deep expertise in workers’ rights protection in specific industries, to improve the transparency of these high-risk areas.

  • Risk assessments

    We’re enhancing the geographic and industry-based risk assessment processes used to assess our suppliers.

  • Rigorous processes

    Our tendering documents and template agreements are being updated to include not only modern slavery, but a number of other sustainable procurement initiatives.

  • Focused policies

    We will be updating relevant policies and procedures to include reference to modern slavery and associated legislation.

  • Preferred suppliers

    Our staff are encouraged to work with Monash University-preferred providers and organisations with their own Modern Slavery Statements.

Podcast: Swipe Right for Slavery

Approximately 40 million people worldwide are enslaved in some way. And if you believe your hands are clean, you’re wrong. Listen to the What Happens Next? podcast on modern slavery.

Our approach

Modern Slavery Act Report

You can view further detail about our approach to combating modern slavery, including our reporting entities and governance structure, in this report.

View the report (PDF)

Past reports