We are pleased to publish our third annual Modern Slavery Statement. Our progress over the last year has focused on continuing to strengthen our policy and governance frameworks, due diligence activities and grievance mechanisms.
Building on last year’s efforts, our Procurement team has undertaken further deep dive risk reviews into high-risk areas of our supply chains. We recognise that our most severe modern slavery risks are likely to surpass our first tier suppliers. They have also continued to strengthen our supplier due diligence approach.
We are also working to identify how we can improve the effectiveness of the channels through which stakeholders can raise concerns with us.
A key focus in FY23 will be continuing to integrate human rights, including modern slavery risk management activities, across our business. This approach supports the delivery of our Integrated Sustainability Framework (ISF) through greater engagement, accountability and capacity building.
Ultimately, our actions underpin our commitment to our values, including caring about people. At the heart of all our efforts, we work to respect the human rights of those in our value chain. Through this work, we recognise the need for more collaboration – between business partners and across sectors and stakeholder groups. We look forward to working with our stakeholders to drive this work forward.
This Statement has been approved by the Board of Newcrest Mining Limited