Robert Walters 2021 Modern Slavery Statement

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Modern Slavery Policy

Policy statement

Robert Walters Pty Ltd (Robert Walters) is firmly committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethics, honesty, openness and accountability. We recognise that all of our staff have an important role to play in achieving this goal.

This Policy is intended to provide an overview of the approach Robert Walters follows in respect of modern slavery practices.

Modern Slavery

Modern slavery is a term used to define a range of exploitive practices including:

  • Human trafficking
  • Slavery
  • Servitude
  • Forced marriage
  • Worst forms of child labour
  • Debt bondage

Robert Walters recognises that modern slavery distorts global economies, affects corporate social responsibility and has devastating social impacts on the community.

Policy

Robert Walters has a zero-tolerance approach to any imposition of, or connection to, modern slavery and human trafficking. This policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in respect of our staff, business relationships and the community in general.

Robert Walters is committed to ensuring that none of its business units is engaged in modern slavery. We conduct annual audits of wages, salaries and employment conditions of our employees and labour hire workers to ensure compliance with Australian workplace laws.

In addition, Robert Walters conducts regular audits of its supply chain and adopts procedures and prevention measures to ensure that we do not indirectly contribute to modern slavery.

Apart from internal and external audits, Robert Walters also relies on the following policies to assist in managing the risks of modern slavery:

  • Whistleblower Policy;
  • Ethical Conduct Policy;
  • Code of Conduct Policy;
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Policy; and
  • Social Accountability Policy

Annual statements

Robert Walters publishes annual modern slavery statements in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth). The statements contain information about potential risks of modern slavery in our supply chain, due diligence, procedures we undertake to manage risks, and the effectiveness of such measures.

Reporting

An individual who suspects Robert Walters has breached this Policy must immediately notify Legal at legal@robertwalters.com.au.

An individual can make an anonymous disclosure in accordance with the Robert Walters Whistleblower Policy.

Breach of Policy

Any breach of this Policy will be taken seriously and conduct in contravention of this Policy may be regarded as misconduct, leading to disciplinary action. An individual may also be exposed to criminal or civil liability for breaching the Act.

Last updated: October 2020