The Australian Government has introduced the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018 that requires large entities such as Ausgrid to report publicly on their actions to assess and address modern slavery risks in their operations and supply chain. We will report each year on our actions to assess and address modern slavery with our Modern Slavery Statement.
Modern slavery describes situations where victims are being deprived of their freedom through threats, coercion or deception.
In building and maintaining our network we have a significant procurement footprint. Our relationship with our external partners who supply us with goods and services from overseas and locally is important in assessing and addressing modern slavery risks.
Our External Partner Code of Conduct
, and Sustainable Procurement Policy
combined with regular engagement forums with our suppliers, provides us with the governance tools and engagement to support our management of modern slavery risks. Check back to see our Modern Day Slavery Statement that will be published in 2020.