About Our Modern Slavery Policy
This section explains how to read this policy and describes its purpose.
The purpose of this policy is to:
- express the commitment of Wisdom Properties Group Pty Ltd (the Company) against modern slavery; and
- establish the Company’s commitment to continually review its supply chain and make continual improvements to remove the risk of modern slavery.
The policy sets out our overall approach to managing the risks associated with modern slavery and the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth).
This policy will provide information on:
- What is modern slavery
- How to report suspected instances of modern slavery
- How the Company will ensure compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth)
- How this policy will be made available
This policy applies to all companies in the Wisdom Group of companies, including; Wisdom Properties Group Pty Ltd, Wisdom Constructions Pty Ltd and Wisdom Landscapes Pty Ltd.
This policy will be made available on the Wisdom Group’s intranet website.
3. Policy Statement
The Company is committed to taking steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:
- in any part of its own business; or
- in any of its supply chains.
The Company expects all members of staff:
- To work with the Company as it takes steps in pursuit of removing the risk of modern slavery;
- To remain vigilant in identifying circumstances where there is a risk that modern slavery might be occurring in any part of the Company’s business or in any of its supply chains;
- To report any such circumstances in full and without delay; and
- To conduct duties in such a way to ensure that they are in no way connected with modern slavery.
4. What is Modern Slavery
The term modern slavery is used to describe situations where coercion, threats or deception are used to exploit victims and undermine or deprive them of their freedom.
Modern slavery is only used to describe serious exploitation. It does not include practices like substandard working conditions or underpayment of workers. However, these practices are also illegal and harmful and may be present in some situations of modern slavery. These practices may also escalate into modern slavery if not addressed.
4.1. Reporting Suspected Instances of Modern Slavery
There are two reporting avenues available in the event someone suspects an instance of modern slavery whether it be in the operations or supply chain of the Company.
Reporting avenues are:
- Making a complaint in writing to the Head of People & Culture, General Manager or Managing Director; or
- By making a complaint in line with our Whistleblowing Policy.
5. Compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth)
The Act requires the Company to prepare annual statements covering its reporting period. There are seven essential criteria that the Company is required to report on in its annual statement. These criteria are:
- Identification of the reporting entity;
- Describe the structure, operations and supply chain of the reporting entity;
- Describe the risks of modern slavery practices in the operations and supply chains of the reporting entity and any entities the reporting entity owns or controls;
- Describe the actions taken by the reporting entity and any entities that the reporting entity owns or controls to assess and address these risks, including due diligence and remediation processes;
- Describe how the reporting entity assesses the effectiveness of actions being taken to assess and address modern slavery risks;
- Describe the process of consultation with any entities the reporting entity owns or controls; and
- Provide any other relevant information.
6. Related Policies
Other organisational policies that should be read in conjunction with this policy:
- Code of Conduct
- Bullying and Harassment Policy
- Whistleblower Policy
Please direct all requests to Wisdom Homes by email at PeopleCulture@wisdomhomes.com.au or by mail to the following address:
Attention of the Privacy Officer Wisdom Properties Group Pty Ltd 17-19 Central Hills Drive Gregory Hills, 2557, NSW.