Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is proud to publish its Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for FY22.
Modern slavery involves the exploitation of people through coercion, threats or deception to undermine or deprive them of their freedom. It has no place in the modern world. Yet modern slavery is more widespread than many of us can imagine, occurring in any sector, industry or country, and affecting some 45 million people worldwide.
Eradicating modern slavery and human trafficking remains part of CA ANZ’s advocacy. We seek to influence relevant standards, legislation and policy decisions in the public interest and for the social good of communities.
This annual statement, our third since the Australian Modern Slavery Act came into force, explains the policies, systems and processes we have adopted to assess our modern slavery risks. It ensures appropriate action is taken and assessed so our management team is held accountable.
More importantly, we hope it creates greater awareness and understanding of human rights issues for our members living in Australia and New Zealand and abroad and the communities in which they work and live.
We strive to build a culture at CA ANZ which values respect, dignity, diversity and inclusivity.