Moray & Agnew wholeheartedly supports the principles and objectives of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth). As a leading Australian law firm, we recognise, like all businesses, that we have a responsibility to ensure that modern slavery, human trafficking and exploitation is not happening within our own business, our supply chains and the businesses with which we partner. Our values and sustainable procurement initiatives are very much aligned with ethical business practices.
We have a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery, human rights violations and all aspects of fraudulent behaviour. We are committed to being a strong corporate citizen. We take proactive measures to ensure that those we purchase services and goods from are like minded, and our expectations of them are high. As a buyer of goods and services, we undertake appropriate due diligence, negotiate fairly, and consider corporate citizenship in our evaluation criteria. When we provide our services, we do so with integrity and honesty.
There are a number of ways in which we identify the risks of modern slavery, human trafficking and exploitation within our organisation and our supply chain, and these include undertaking due diligence on new suppliers to ensure that they are in compliance with the principles out in the Modern Slavery Act 2018 and auditing existing supplier and contractor relationships. We participate in the Supplier Ethical Data EXchange program (SEDEX) which is one of the world’s leading not-for-profit organisations for managing responsible sourcing in supply chains, via an online portal for the secure exchange of ethical data with our clients and suppliers.