Modern Slavery Act
Calvary welcomes the Australian Government’s Modern Slavery legislation and supports the efforts of the global community in fighting for a world without slavery.
Calvary is committed to the eradication of modern slavery, human trafficking, and forced labour. Pursuant to our mission, and the Modern Slavery Act 2018, we are actively addressing risks in our hiring practices, and supply chains of our business.
Calvary’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate health care to the most vulnerable, including those reaching the end of their life.
Our responsibilities as a health and care provider extend beyond our direct patients and clients. The spirit and mission of Calvary require us to care for anyone involved in the service we deliver every day.
We expect our Suppliers to share our responsibilities and values, to ensure that the welfare of people who experience poverty and vulnerability is not compromised.
Modern Slavery refers to any situation where a person is forced to work through coercion, or mental or physical threat:
- where they may be owned, or controlled through threat of abuse;
- where they may be dehumanized, and treated as a commodity;
- where they may be constrained, or have restrictions placed on their movement.
Most concerning, modern slavery is often cloaked, and victims are often unable to raise the alarm.
As part of our mission to deliver care, we engage staff from agencies, and purchase products across a wide range of industries, some of which we have assessed as high risk. Calvary is committed to working with our suppliers and front line staff to eradicate modern slavery from our supply chain, through:
- Adherence to Calvary’s Code of Business Practice
- Adherence to Calvary’s Ethical Sourcing Policy including Calvary Prohibited and Declarable Lists
- Adherence to Calvary’s Business Partner Criteria
- Risk Assessment program of our Tier One and High Risk suppliers
- Education of front line staff of the risks of modern Slavery in the supply chain
- Calvary’s whistle blower policy.
In 2019, Calvary joined other Catholic entities and published its first Modern Slavery Statement for the period 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020. Our first Modern Slavery Statement can be found here.
Our Modern Slavery Statement for 2021 is also published as part of the Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network’s compendium and can be found here.
The Catholic Response: Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network
Calvary is a member of the Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network (ACAN). ACAN brings together major Catholic entities to work collaboratively towards eradicating modern slavery. Through our membership, Calvary joins other Catholic organisations, such as schools, hospitals, aged care facilities, universities, and investment and insurance funds, sharing resources, knowledge, and experience to address a combined supply chain in excess of $15 billion per annum.
For more information, visit https://www.acan.org.au/