It is crucial that businesses continue to assess and address modern slavery risks during the COVID-19 pandemic, and report these actions in their modern slavery statements. Two key messages are as follows:
- Australian Border Force has published guidance to help entities reduce the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains as a result of COVID-19.
- Importantly for Australian businesses, the Commonwealth Government has also extended the deadline for submission of modern slavery statements.
Lander & Rogers has put together key takeaways from the ABF guidance for businesses to reduce modern slavery risks within their supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the guide here.
Our team is actively monitoring and considering the implications of legal and regulatory developments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find our COVID-19 collection here.
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