Kids Under Cover Partnership

On any given night in Australia, 44,000 young people are homeless. Kids Under Cover is a national charity dedicated to supporting vulnerable young people between the ages of 12 and 25 who are either already homeless or at risk of homelessness. Established in 1989, Kids Under Cover provides accommodation and educational support programs to help kids stay connected to their family, to education and with their community. With this support, young people are able to build a brighter future.

Our position on Modern Slavery

We are opposed to all forms of modern slavery and forced labour in our industry, our business operations, and in the operations of our suppliers.

We are committed to ensuring that modern slavery is not present within our business and supply chains.

What is modern slavery?

Modern slavery is an umbrella term for situations in which a person is forcibly or subtly controlled by an individual or a group, for the purpose of exploitation. Modern slavery can happen in a variety of ways, such as forced labour, child labour, human trafficking, debt slavery, deceptive recruiting for labour and/or services, and exploitation of minimum wage requirements.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth).

Launch of our inaugural Modern Slavery Statement

Zinfra has formally submitted our inaugural Modern Slavery Statement to the Commonwealth Government in line with our reporting requirements under the Modern Slavery Act 2018.

Our statement outlines the steps we’ve taken to date to mitigate modern slavery risks across our supply chains, while also detailing the actions we plan to take in the future as we continue to assess and address modern slavery risks.

Our inaugural statement builds on the strong work led by the Energy Procurement Supply Association, who, together with our Group and other members of the energy industry, developed Respecting Human Rights in Our Supply Chain – a practical guide to understanding and addressing the issues and risks associated with modern slavery. Together these documents reflect our commitment to mitigating modern slavery risk, which in 2018 – according to the Global Slavery Index – impacted over 40.3 million people globally, including at least 15,000 people in Australia who were living in conditions of modern slavery.

A copy of our inaugural Modern Slavery Statement is available here

What are we doing about modern slavery?

We are establishing working practices that enable us to monitor and reduce modern slavery risk within our business and supply chains.

As an industry, we have actively participated in an energy industry-wide action group to identify opportunities to integrate sustainable procurement procedures and implement a human rights compliance program. These have been documented in the Energy Procurement Supply Association (EPSA) report, Respecting Human Rights in our Supply Chains. This report is a practical guide to understanding business and moral challenges, and will help shape the development of appropriate mechanisms to detect, manage and report human rights issues in the future.