MODERN SLAVERY POLICY AND STATEMENT
Vision Wine Partners Pty Ltd (Vision Wine Partners) recognizes that slavery is a violation of fundamental human rights. We are committed to working with integrity and to ensuring that the risks of modern slavery practices in our business and our supply chains are identified and addressed.
Under the Modern Slavery Act 2018, Vision Wine Partners is not required to submit reporting to the Australian Border Force, however, our voluntary Modern Slavery Statement is displayed on our website. This statement has not been formally submitted to the Australian Border Force. This policy applies to all persons working for Vision Wine Partners in Australia or on its behalf in any capacity, including all employees and contractors.
3. POLICY STATEMENT
3.1. Modern slavery
Slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. Modern slavery takes various forms, such as those outlined in the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (Modern Slavery Act) including slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, forced marriage, debt bondage, human trafficking, deceptive recruiting for labour or services, and the worst forms of child labour. All of these practices involve the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain and Vision Wine Partners is committed to addressing the risks of them occurring in its business and supply chain.
3.2. Zero-tolerance approach
Vision Wine Partners has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
3.3. Commitment to addressing modern slavery risk
We are committed to ensuring transparency in our own business and in our approach to addressing the risks of modern slavery practices throughout our supply chains, consistent with our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act. We will continue to work closely with our suppliers to ensure that slavery risks are identified and managed proactively. We expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standard.
Vision Wine Partners Directors have responsibility for implementation of this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness and dealing with any queries about it.
The prevention, detection, and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our organisation or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us. All employees are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy. All employees must ensure they read, understand, and comply with this policy and must notify the Directors as soon as possible if it is believed or suspected that a conflict with this policy has occurred, or may occur in the future. All employees are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage.
Communication and awareness of this policy
Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, forms part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us, and regular training will be provided as necessary. Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors, and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.
Breaches of this policy
Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct. We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.
Dated 1 July 2022