Modern Slavery Policy
Cue Clothing Co. is firmly committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethics, honesty, openness and accountability. We recognise that all of our internal and external supply chains have an important role to play in achieving this goal. Modern slavery is a crime and violation of fundamental human rights. This Policy is intended to provide an overview of the approach Cue Clothing Co. follows in respect of modern slavery practices and measures undertaken to ensure compliance with the reporting requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (cth) (the Act).
Modern slavery practices violate universally recognised human rights, are crimes and pose a serious business risk to Cue Clothing Co.’s operations and reputation. Modern slavery refers to any situation of exploitation where a person cannot refuse or leave work because of threats, violence, coercion, abuse of power or deception. The Act incorporates conduct that would constitute an offence under existing human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like offence provisions set out in 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 purpose of this Policy is to ensure that Cue Clothing Co:
- is compliant with local, national and other applicable laws and regulations in the areas in which the businesses operate;
- sources products and services in accordance with legal obligations and community expectations while working with Suppliers to improve their social and environmental practices;
- act to prevent, mitigate and where appropriate, remedy modern slavery in their operations and supply chains
Cue Clothing Co. is committed to reducing the risk of modern slavery within its business operations and supply chains in accordance with its obligations under the Modern Slavery Act (Cth) 2018.
Cue Clothing Co. requires all Suppliers to comply with the Act, this Policy and the Cue Clothing Co. Supplier Code of Conduct. Suppliers are required to investigate and report to Cue Clothing Co. on the modern slavery and labour practices of its supply chains to ensure compliance with the Act.
Cue Clothing Co. is committed to implementing and maintaining effective systems and controls to ensure compliance. These include:
- Conducting audits of its supply chain to determine areas with the highest risks of modern slavery
- Ensuring contractual agreements includes compliance with the Act
Cue Clothing Co. recognises that some Suppliers may have to work towards compliance with this Policy and the Supplier Code of Conduct. Cue Clothing Co. may work with Suppliers to achieve compliance or if compliance cannot be achieved Cue Clothing Co. may terminate the arrangement.
Cue Clothing Co. reserves the right to terminate any Supplier contract if there is deemed to be a breach of this Policy, the Supplier Code of Conduct or the Act. If modern slavery has been identified within a Supplier this supply relationship will be terminated with immediate effect.
Any employee found to be involved in activities deemed to be a breach of this Policy or the Act may also be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination for gross misconduct.
If the policy is breached, Cue Clothing Co. will act as quickly as practicable to remedy our adverse impacts on workers, individuals or communities and engage directly with affected stakeholders.
Suppliers, employees or members of the public may report suspected violations of this Policy or Modern Slavery Act (cth) 2018 to the Cue Clothing Co. Whistleblower Hotline:
Phone: +61 (0) 2 9770 7373
Email: [email protected]