ALDI Australia has published its annual Modern Slavery Statement which outlines actions to mitigate modern slavery.
Additionally, ALDI has become the first Australian member of Slave-Free Alliance, and together with other organisations will conduct a Human Rights Risk Assessment, as well as roll out Modern Slavery Awareness Training for its employees and business partners.
The training program will ensure all employees are equipped with the skills they need to understand risks, identify the signs of modern slavery, and take action to address them.
Slave-Free Alliance is part of the global anti-slavery charity, Hope for Justice.
Hope for Justice is a social enterprise that supports businesses to protect their supply chains and operations from modern slavery.
“We are delighted that ALDI Australia is leading the way in Australia’s fight against modern slavery, and we are looking forward to working together to achieve our shared goal; a slave-free supply chain,” Director of Slave-Free Alliance Australia, Lynnette Kay says.
“As an international company with suppliers in Australia and across the globe it’s wonderful to see ALDI putting in place robust programs to prevent worker exploitation. We hope that other businesses will follow its example so that we can tackle modern slavery collectively.”
Corporate Responsibility Director at ALDI Australia, Daniel Baker adds: “Modern slavery is a complex issue requiring thorough and progressive action.
“We understand this significant impact we can have on intercepting the exploitation of workers within our supply chain and our partnership with Slave-Free Alliance will help to ensure modern slavery continues to be identified and addressed.”
For further details on ALDI Australia’s actions to prevent modern slavery, click here.