Ferrycarrig Construction recognises the importance of a safe work environment which actively promotes best practice. This Policy supports the intent of international conventions, treaties and protocols relevant to combatting modern slavery and the Modern Slavery Act (Cth) 2018.
It is consistent with our Ethical Framework, which expects a culture of high ethical standards, including compliance with applicable laws, contractual and other obligations.
This policy applies to all Employees of Ferrycarrig Construction Pty Ltd Inc. all persons performing work at the direction of, in connection with or on behalf of Ferrycarrig Construction (for example, contractors, subcontractors, agents, consultants and temporary staff) (collectively ‘workplace participants’).
The policy sets out the standards that we expect all of our suppliers to comply with when producing and supplying products for Ferrycarrig, no matter where they operate in the world. We recognise that full compliance with these criteria may take time for some suppliers and subcontractors, and we are committed to working with our suppliers and subcontractors to implement improvement plans and help them achieve compliance. Ferrycarrig reserves the right to cease business with suppliers that do not meet the minimum ethical standards.
Ferrycarrig commitment is to:
• Ensure the risk of modern slavery practices within the business operations is understood and addressed in accordance with internationally recognised principles and the Modern Slavery Act 2018
• Eliminate the potential for modern slavery practices in our operations and supply chain
• Ensure transparency with our employees, clients, suppliers and stakeholders regarding the process, along with our commitment and intent
• Develop a plan to measure the effectiveness of the approach taken to address the risks associated with modern slavery.
Ferrycarrig sources a wide range of goods and services across our projects. Ferrycarrig places a high level of importance on the behaviour of our total supply chain as we believe this is where we can make a major impact. Ferrycarrig promotes the protection of its employees and the environment.
Ferrycarrig has employment policies, processes, procedures and guidelines that reflect current legislation and best practice to safeguard the interests of employees, potential employees, and others working for us. Training is designed by our HR Team and includes compulsory staff induction and ongoing training on key internal policies and procedures.
If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any tier of the Ferrycarrig supply chain constitutes any of the various forms of Modern Slavery, your query should be raised with your manager and the HR Team.
Ferrycarrig considers that it has a low risk of modern slavery in the employment or engagement of our employees given:
• The entirety of our direct workforce is located in Australia, which has one of the lowest modern slavery estimated prevalence scores globally.
• Minimum entitlements for employees meet or exceed the National Employment Standards as set out in the Fair Work Act 2009 or where a Modern Award applies
• While most of our suppliers are
• headquartered in Australia, where possible, we have identified the countries where those goods and services are produced or sourced from, to appropriately assess the modern slavery risks.
Internal reporting is critical to the success of this policy, and it is both expected and valued. You are required to be proactive and promptly report any suspected violations of the Policy or any illegal or unethical behaviour that you become aware of. If you believe that a breach of this Policy has occurred or is likely to occur, you must notify your manager and/or the HR team.
Ferrycarrig aims to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this Policy, even if those concerns turn out to be mistaken. Ferrycarrig is committed to ensuring staff do not suffer any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that Modern Slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our business or in any of our supply chain.