Effective 7th February 2020
Go1 Pty Limited, together with its associated entities and complementary businesses (collectively “Go1”, “we”, “our” or “us”) is committed to limiting the risk of modern slavery occurring within its business, infiltrating its supply chains or through any other business relationships.
This policy applies to all persons working for or on behalf of Go1, in any capacity, including directors, officers, employees, agency workers, contractors, consultants and any other third-party representatives (“colleagues”).
Go1 expects all persons who have, or seek to have, a business relationship with Go1 to familiarise themselves with this policy and to act in a way that is consistent with its principles and values.
Go1 will only do business with organisations who fully comply with this policy, or those who are taking verifiable steps towards compliance.
Modern slavery can take many forms; it is a complex and multi-faceted problem. Modern Slavery legislation (e.g. Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) and Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK)) covers a number of criminal activities.
At its broadest, the term ‘modern slavery’ refers to any situations of exploitation where a person cannot refuse or leave work because of threats, violence, coercion, abuse of power or deception.
The Australian regime defines modern slavery to incorporate conduct that would constitute an offence under existing human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like offence provisions set out in Divisions 270 and 271 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code. Modern slavery therefore encompasses slavery, servitude, the worst forms of child labour, forced labour, human trafficking, debt bondage, slavery like practices, forced marriage and deceptive recruiting for labour or services.
The UK regime essential covers four criminal activities, namely:
· slavery, where ownership is exercised over an individual;
· servitude, which involves the obligation to provide service imposed by coercion;
· forced and compulsory labour, which is all work or service, not voluntarily performed, obtained from an individual under the threat of force or penalty; and
· human trafficking, which involves arranging or facilitating the travel of another with a view to exploiting them.
All forms of modern slavery have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for commercial or personal gain; this amounts to a violation of an individual’s fundamental human rights.
Tackling modern slavery requires colleagues to play a part and remain vigilant to the risks in all aspect of the Go1 business and business relationships.
What we will do
To underpin the principles, values and commitments set out in this policy, Go1 aims to implement the following measures over the course of 2020, as part of a comprehensive Action Plan. We aim to:
- conduct risk assessments to determine which parts of the business and which supply chains are most at risk from modern slavery so efforts can be focused on the areas that are most ‘at risk’;
- where appropriate, as informed by the risk assessment, engage directly with new suppliers in respect of this policy in order to gain a proper understanding of the measures they have in place to ensure that modern slavery is not occurring within their own businesses;
- incorporate specific prohibition against slavery or servitude, the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour and the use of child labour in our contractual documentation;
- make provision for our contracted suppliers to hold their own suppliers to the same standards (and reserve the right to terminate any contractual arrangement if there is breach of this policy);
- review and, as necessary, amend or improve our other policies to ensure that they are consistent with this anti-slavery policy;
- educate and train colleagues so that they understand what modern slavery is, what circumstances may pose a risk and how to report any potential issues; and
- implement a remediation plan, aimed at ensuring that we are prepared to respond if we find modern slavery occurring in our operations or supply chains, including by developing a procedure for responding to modern slavery complaints.