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Resources, energy and modern slavery: practical responses for managing risk to people

Corporate social responsibility Slavery Energy industries Resources industry Governance Supply chain Australia

This publication is a guide to help the resources and energy sectors respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth). The Act requires certain large companies to report annually on their efforts to address risks of modern slavery in their global operations and supply chains.

The guide is the fourth and final in a suite of sector-specific guides prepared as part of a joint collaboration between the Australian Human Rights Commission and KPMG Australia.

The guide showcases examples of current practice from the sector and provides good practice guidance, including: 

  • highlighting particular modern slavery risks prevalent in the resources and energy sectors 
  • providing tips for the resources and energy sectors on leading practice and a rights-based approach to managing modern slavery risk, and 
  • fostering transparent modern slavery reporting for the benefit of business, government and the people at risk of harm.
Related Information

Modern slavery in the health services sector https://apo.org.au/node/315130

Financial services and modern slavery https://apo.org.au/node/311176

Property, construction and modern slavery https://apo.org.au/node/307574

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