City Building Services recognises that slavery, forced labour and human trafficking in all its forms is an issue of global concern as it is estimated that over 20 million people around the world are in some form of slavery.
CITY BUILDING SERVICES believes all businesses can play a role in preventing slavery and human trafficking and takes our responsibility seriously. This statement summarises the steps that CITY BUILDING SERVICES takes to ensure that our activities are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Our Policies and Contracts
CITY BUILDING SERVICES has a zero-tolerance approach to any connection with modern slavery and human trafficking. Our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in respect of all our business relationships. In conjunction with other policies, including our Whistleblowing Policy, Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy and Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, CITY BUILDING SERVICES encourages all our employees to voice any concerns relating to our own activities, within our own organisation or within our supply chain. All our contracts of employment comply with relevant local laws in Australia and New Zealand and ensure individuals are entitled to at least the legal minimum (including rights in relation to hours, pay and termination of the contract). CITY BUILDING SERVICES conducts background checks on employment candidates (including their eligibility to work).
Our Supply Chains
Our suppliers must be reputable and must pass our checks. CITY BUILDING SERVICES expects our suppliers to have the same standards in terms of ethics and legal compliance – including their own policies on modern slavery and antihuman trafficking. Our supplier contracts specifically state that suppliers must comply with applicable Modern Anti-Slavery laws.
CITY BUILDING SERVICES is committed to take all additional steps to combat slavery and human trafficking and comply with and our current and future legal obligations, which include:
• introducing, where possible, contractual provisions for our suppliers to confirm their compliance with modern slavery legislation where it is applicable, and where it is not applicable, to use all reasonable endeavours to encourage suppliers to accept the same principles.
• to provide information on request in relation to compliance with applicable modern slavery prevention legislation.
• ensuring slavery is addressed in relevant key policies and procedures across City Building Services; This statement is made for the financial year ended 30 June 2022, and applies to all CITY BUILDING SERVICES subsidiaries and shall be reviewed annually.
• Develop a modern slavery policy.
• Map our supply chains.
• Understand the reporting, regulatory and licensing obligations of each jurisdiction in which our suppliers (and their suppliers) are located.
• Audit our suppliers to determine whether they are meeting minimum standards, as well as standards imposed upon them by us.
• Identify where in our supply chains there is a risk of modern slavery. Rank suppliers based on their vulnerability and risk.
• Document the steps we have taken to assess and manage that risk.
• Educate and train management, staff and suppliers about the issue of modern slavery and our policy and procedures to identify and address it in our supply chain.
• Implement a system to periodically monitor our supply chain, noting that changing environmental, political and market conditions can impact the behaviour of suppliers.
• Review and update our supplier contracts to strengthen the terms, conditions, provisions and standards relating to slavery.