Modern Slavery Policy


Purpose

Modern Slavery is a crime and violation of human rights and is defined under the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018 (the Act) as including eight types of serious exploitation:

  • trafficking in persons;
  • slavery;
  • servitude;
  • forced marriage;
  • forced labour;
  • debt bondage;
  • deceptive recruiting for labour or services; and
  • situations where children are subjected to slavery or similar practices, or engaged in hazardous work.

The purpose of this Policy is to:

  • prevent, detect and respond with mitigating controls to the risk of Modern Slavery occurring within Bizzievents, its supply chain or in any other
    business relationships;
  • demonstrate commitment to only doing business with those who fully comply with the Act; and
  • ensure compliance with the Act (as may be amended from time to time).

Scope

This policy applies to all persons working for and with our Business or on its behalf in any capacity, including employees, directors, officers, volunteers, interns, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.

Policy Statement

Bizzievents has a zero-tolerance approach to Modern Slavery.

Bizzievents is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business dealings and  relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure Modern Slavery is not taking place anywhere in its own business operations or supply chains.

Bizzievents is also committed to ensuring there is transparency in its approach to tackling Modern Slavery throughout its business and supply chains, consistent with the our disclosure obligations under the Act.

The prevention, detection and reporting of Modern Slavery in any part of the business and supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for it or under its control. Employees who also include contractors, are encouraged to raise concerns with the Directory, about any likely Modern Slavery breaches in any parts of the supply chain or business, at the earliest possible stage.

Bizzievents expects the same high standards from all of its contractors, suppliers and other business partners. The contracting processes will include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and expect suppliers to hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

Policy Program

Our Modern Slavery program contains the following elements:
1. Policies
Bizzievents currently operates  the following policies that support awareness of acceptable practice and behaviour; and the reporting mechanisms to raise concerns of inappropriate behaviour:

  • Fraud, Bribery, Foreign Bribery and Corruption Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy
  • Staff Personal and Professional Employee Code of Conduct.

2. Procedures

  1. Procurement of goods and services (Procurement Policy and Procedure)
    The procurement framework is the key mechanism whereby suppliers are engaged by the Business. The procurement framework provides for due diligence on these suppliers and their compliance with the Act. Procuring goods and services will, as far as reasonable, be conducted in a way as to ensure that the Businesssources goods and services from entities that comply with their obligations under the Act. The extent of the due diligence conducted in the procurement process will depend on the types of goods or services being sourced.
  2. Contract management and monitoring key suppliers/offshore partners
    The adoption of anti-slavery wording in contracts to cover compliance with the Act. The obligations in the clause to include:
    • Obligation to comply with the Act;
    • A requirement to take reasonable steps to ensure that there is no modern slavery in the contractors supply chains or any subcontractor’s supply chains; and
    • A requirement to notify the Business if the supplier becomes aware of any actual or suspected breach of the Act.
    The Businesswill work collaboratively with key suppliers/business partners to identify and manage modern slavery risks and develop commercial and actionable solutions.

Implementation plan

  1. Review documentation as it relates to the Company
  2. Create ability for vendors and clients to supply evidence of their Modern Slavery statement and actions on their public profile
  3. Ensure community guidelines and services agreements cover the statement in some form
  4. Enforce all breaches with a zero tolerance approach and a permanent ban from the platform and all services
  5. Create additional policies as around staffing, obligations and codes of conduct


Key Stakeholder(s): Matthew Jackson, Bizzievents
Version: 20230405

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