MODERN SLAVERY ACT

(NSW 2018 Act and Commonwealth 2018 Bill) Labour Rights and Anti-Corruption

Gregory Commercial Furniture has taken a leadership position in managing its Modern Slavery Act, Labour Rights and Anti-Corruption compliance.

As a Small/Medium Enterprise (SME) we understand that our larger customers are going to have to report on their compliance, and as an SME we ask that our customers understand that we cannot possibly find the resources to fill out 100’s of companies different report formats, so we have provided this statement on both our position and compliance check methodologies.

Gregory started this process in 2018 as part an ongoing process that we will continue to fine tune. As an SME we developed systems to manage our supply chain in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Gregory is a member of SEDEX which we use to gain information to help assess our supply chain partners with overseas factories in higher risk labour environments.

STATEMENT OF POLICY

Gregory models its human rights policy around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and has examined and will continue to examine its supply chains. These acts are in place to assure Gregory’s best endeavour to ensure that Modern Slavery Act does not exist in our supply chain.

 

PROCESS

Gregory clarifies its supply chain compliance down to two tiers using a combination of supplier questionnaires and manufacturing site visits.

 

BRIBERY & CORRUPTION

Gregory seeks a statement of compliance from its suppliers, down two tiers in relation to eliminating bribery and corruption from our supply chain as well as utilising a program of staff policy and training to ensure absolute integrity.

 

HUMAN & LABOUR RIGHTS

Gregory seeks to verify that all employees within its supply chain to 2 tiers have the right to:

  • Choose who they work for
  • Work in safe conditions
  • Be paid properly for their work including additional pay for additional work
  • Have no restrictions on their movement (passports and identity documents are not held by others)
  • A workplace without child labour

Supply Chain Compliance check to two levels. Gregory surveys both its local and international major suppliers for compliance and then asks these suppliers to do the same with their top 10 suppliers. We have gone to the efforts of having our Compliance survey documents supplied in Mandarin in order to ensure that these are answered without confusion caused by language issues. An excerpt from one of our international surveys is shown below.

Gregory supply chain monitoring is not static.

Gregory will seek to verify compliance with Human Rights and Anti-Corruption legislations and measure our progress against the Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals.

Download our Statement Here