Australia’s Modern Slavery Act (Cth) 2018 defines modern slavery as including eight types of serious exploitation: trafficking in persons; slavery; servitude; forced marriage; forced labour; debt bondage; deceptive recruiting for labour services; and the worst forms of child labour.
LCHS recognises the use of contractors, procurement of goods and services, human resources practices and investments as having potential risks of being exposed to modern slavery. We are committed to ensuring our supply chains are not linked to modern slavery and to addressing and mitigating risks that are identified.
Perceived risk of likelihood of modern slavery practices within LCHS employee workforce is unlikely due to compliance with relevant workplace legislation.
At LCHS, risk of modern slavery practices from suppliers of services or products purchased is low. LCHS’ supply chain includes procurement of services and products which are recognised as having risk of modern slavery, however internal LCHS controls including awareness of modern slavery and inclusion of contractual clauses and warranties into LCHS procurement process actively mitigates this risk.