We believe in a better tomorrow and to achieve this, we need to lead by example. Modern slavery describes situations where offenders use coercion, threats or deception to exploit victims and undermine their freedom. It can include human trafficking, slavery, servitude, forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage and the worst forms of child labour. Modern slavery can occur in every industry and sector and has severe consequences for victims. Epworth recognises the risk of human rights abuses in supply chains of the healthcare sector in Australia.
Epworth HealthCare is committed to working with our suppliers to ensure our processes and interventions remain effective in preventing and remediating modern slavery.
See our Modern slavery statement for the financial year ended 30 June 2020 (PDF, 385KB)
The FY20 Modern Slavery Statement is now published on the Australian Border Force website: https://modernslaveryregister.gov.au/statements/371/