Modern slavery describes situations where offenders use coercion, threats or deception to exploit victims and undermine their freedom. The Global Slavery Index 2018 estimates that on any given day in 2016, there were 15,000 people living in conditions of Modern Slavery in Australia. Modern slavery can occur in the supply chain of every industry, and has severe consequences for victims. Modern slavery also distorts global markets, undercuts responsible business and can pose significant legal and reputational risks to entities.
Verdia stands in firm opposition to Modern Slavery, and the use of forced labour within our supply chain. We are committed to helping to ensure that our supply chain is free of forced labour, and we are in support of raising awareness within the industry on this important issue.
In alignment with the Modern Slavery Act 2018, Verdia actively assesses the supply chain of our business to prevent Modern Slavery from occurring within our practices. Our employees are informed about what Modern Slavery means and we only work with suppliers who are committed to safeguarding the human rights of its employees as well.
Please view our Modern Slavery Statement to learn more: