Modern Slavery Policy & Action Statement
"Modern slavery is an indictment on human-kind. We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking."
– Guy Dawson, CEO
What is Modern Slavery?
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
We are a provider of branded uniforms and merchandise in the retail sector.
We operate in Australian and employee staff and contractors both with Australian and internationally. We also purchase from Australian and international suppliers. Many of our international suppliers are in Asia.
We have an annual turnover between $5 - $10 million.
Our supply chains
Our supply chains include Chinese manufacturers, international sea and road freight, Australian importers and wholesalers, Australian branding and decoration suppliers, Australian sea and road freight.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
In light of our obligation to report on measures to ensure that all parts of our business and supply chain are slavery free we have reviewed our workplace systems, policies and procedures to assess their effectiveness in identifying and tackling modern slavery issues.
Our workplace policies and procedures demonstrate our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we take all reasonable measures to ensure there is no acts of modern slavery in:
Our own staff and systems
Our suppliers and their staff and systems
Suppliers to our suppliers and their staff
We have in place systems to:
Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
Protect whistle blowers.
Supplier adherence to our values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we have in place a supply chain compliance programme. We have clauses in our supplier agreements requiring compliance with anti-slavery measures and intend to review it’s agreements and dealings with suppliers to ensure their compliance with anti- slavery measures.
We have a dedicated compliance team, which consists of representatives and involvement from the following departments:
Executive (CEO- Guy Dawson)
Job Control (Job control manager- Courtney Wallace)
Sales (Sales Director- Skip Fairless)
The compliance team is led by Courtney Wallace
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff. We also require our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers and providers.
Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
Completion of Reviews by the anti-slavery team
Level of communication and personal contact with next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.
Number of staff trained on modern slavery issues
Number of slavery reports received
LGP Modern Slavery Risk Assessment
In 2022 Payless Promotions was assessed by Local Government Procurent.
“Your business has been assessed as having a
modern slavery risk rating of:
This means that your business has awareness of modern slavery and related legislation and is currently undertaking activities to address modern slavery risks in your operations and supply chain.”