Our commitment to respecting human rights means that we abide by applicable laws and regulations and aim to address human rights risk where we operate.
The mining industry in Australia is not considered high risk for human rights violations, however we take our responsibility seriously. The human rights most relevant for our operations are related to workplace safety, labour conditions, and the rights of native title groups and communities where we have an impact. Our commitment to upholding human rights is reflected in a suite of policies that includes our Code of Conduct, Our People Policy, Sustainability Policy and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Anti-Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Policy Statement.
We welcome the introduction of the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018 and are undertaking a program of work to assess and address the risk of modern slavery in our supply chain. Our approach includes conducting risk assessments of our operations and supply chain, updating relevant policies and procedures, engaging with suppliers and reporting on our progress through annual modern slavery statements.
We released a voluntary modern slavery statement for FY2019 and look forward to informing our stakeholders of progress against our plan of action in our first compulsory statement in the second half of 2020. View our FY2019 modern slavery statement here.