We will limit risks of modern slavery practices in our business and supply chain.
This policy supports our commitment and underpins our annual modern slavery statement (www.nrn.com.au/modern-slavery-policy).
This policy applies to you if you are involved in our business, including if you are an employee, director, labour hire staff, contractor, Energy Retail partner, Solar Retail partner, manufacturer, or any other representative of our business or of any business in our supply chain.
While this policy is not part of any contract you may have with us, you are expected to comply with it.
If you do not comply with this policy, we may end our business relationship with you and if you are an employee, you may be disciplined or dismissed.
Modern slavery is depriving a person of freedom for commercial gain and in violation of fundamental human rights.
It describes situations where offenders use coercion, threats or deception to exploit victims and undermine their freedom. Modern slavery involves serious exploitation, not sub-standard working conditions or the underpayment of workers although this may be unlawful for other reasons.
Modern slavery can take many forms including:
Modern slavery can be complex and multi-faceted and can be difficult to spot.
Modern slavery indicators may include where a person:
These indicators are not exhaustive and do not necessarily mean there are modern slavery practices. Sometimes there may be other reasons or circumstances that indicate that something is not right.
Limiting modern slavery practices makes good business sense, protecting our workers and our reputation.
It also supports us in assessing and addressing modern slavery risks as required by modern slavery legislation.
We will endeavor to:
You must take all reasonable steps to ensure our business and supply chain is free of modern slavery practices.
However senior you are and regardless of your business relationship with us, you must pay close attention to the high-risk areas identified in our Modern Slavery Statement, particularly supply chain and outsourcing in jurisdictions without adequate safeguards.
Some areas of the business are likely to have more exposure than others, including procurement and sourcing, human resources, finance, risk, sustainability, projects, legal, and leadership.
Examples of specific responsibilities include:
We may investigate any concerns or breaches of this policy and take appropriate disciplinary and remedial action, including reporting to authorities where required.
If you breach this policy, you may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of your business relationship with us.
If you suspect or know of a modern slavery practice, you should immediately report it to your manager or other appropriate person.
You can also report concerns or seek further guidance by contacting the Compliance Officer or using our confidential reporting mechanisms.
This policy will be communicated to relevant persons and made available on our website and intranet.
We will review and update this policy as required, taking into account changes in the law, our business, and modern slavery risks.
You should check for updates regularly or when notified.