Modern Slavery – responding and reporting

Did you know that in 2016, there were more than 40 million people worldwide working in conditions of modern slavery producing goods for the global marketplace?*

We all consume goods – such as computers, mobile phones, clothing, and food* – that may well have been produced under conditions of modern slavery.

In response this global problem, The University of Adelaide and the Australian Government are taking steps to reduce the risk of slavery in our supply chains.

The Modern Slavery Act 2018 requires all large Australian organisations to report on the risks of slavery in their supply chains and on what each organisation is doing to address these risks. The University of Adelaide is preparing its response to this requirement by conducting an audit of its supply chain; reviewing and updating policy, procedure, and contract documents; and considering the best methods of continuous risk assessment and improvement.

We will be seeking your support for this important project in the coming months. If you have any questions about the University’s requirements under the Modern Slavery Act or are concerned about potential risks in your current supply chains, please contact Procurement Services.

*Source: Global Slavery Index,

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