Modern Slavery

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At Cardno, we are committed to operating sustainably, responsibly, and in a way that produces a positive impact for our stakeholders; including our clients, the communities we work in, employees, suppliers, and our shareholders.

A core component of this commitment is identifying and counteracting modern slavery in global supply chains with the end goal of ending modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in Cardno’s businesses or in any of the Group’s supply chains.

Annual Modern Slavery Act Statement

Cardno will assess annually the effectiveness of actions taken to address modern slavery risk by comparing progress against our modern slavery roadmap objectives across our governance, policy implementation, training, and supply chain management.

We are proud of our company-wide efforts to date to address modern slavery risks with our operations and supply chain. Our efforts so far can be found in our Modern Slavery Act Statement.

Cardno Modern Slavery Act Statement

Cardno’s annual Modern Slavery Act Statement outlines our commitment to identifying and mitigating the risk of slavery in our global operations and international supply chain. Our statement is intended to meet the requirements under the Australian Modern Slavery Act and United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act.


Policies and Statements

The Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) and the Australian Government’s Explanatory Memorandum defines modern slavery as trafficking in persons, slavery, slavery-like practices (including forced labour and forced marriage) and the worst forms of child labour. Slavery-like practices can include underpayment of wages, excessive working hours, debt bondage and confiscation of personal documents.

Modern slavery practices are major violations of human rights. We consider modern slavery as a crime and a morally reprehensible act that deprives a person's liberty and dignity for another person's gain. At Cardno, we have a number of policies and statements in place to follow and uphold, ensuring our people, clients and communities understand how we conduct our business.