Modern Slavery Statement
FSC recognises that modern slavery is a crime and a gross violation of fundamental human rights. We are committed to the cause of preventing modern slavery and human trafficking.
Considering our business and the services we provide, we believe there is a low risk that modern slavery and human trafficking will occur within our business and supply chain. Nevertheless, we have in place, and are committed to continually improving, policies, systems and controls aimed at ensuring that modern slavery and human trafficking is guarded against within our organisation and in our supply chains. We expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
FSC has systems in place which underpin its approach to tackling modern slavery risk. Furthermore, FSC encourages the reporting of any concerns or breaches so that they can be dealt with appropriately in accordance with our policies and procedures. Our people are made aware through our Whistleblowing Policy that there will be no disadvantage to them in reporting such issues and FSC welcomes and will investigate any issues or perceived issues.
This year we took the following actions and made the following improvements in pursuit of our commitment to guarding against modern slavery in our organisation and supply chain:
- Reviewed and updated our procurement procedure in August 2023
- Reviewed and updated our risk register in July 2023
- Drafted a system for an approved supplier list (ongoing)
FSC requires that employees and contractors demonstrate their eligibility to work in the location they work. FSC will ensure that:
- all staff have a written contract of employment and that they have not had to pay any direct or indirect fees to obtain work.
- staff are legally able to work in the relevant country.
- information is given to all new recruits on their statutory rights including sick pay, holiday pay and any other benefits they may be entitled to.
- that we operate an open-door policy so that staff can discuss concerns with their managers as well as ensuring there is an anonymous and confidential route to flagging concerns via our whistleblowing process.
This statement was approved by the Board of FSC Group Holdings Pty Ltd on 18th December 2023 and signed on its behalf by John Fitzgerald, Chair.