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Webinar: Modern Slavery Act Impact - Our Audit Findings and Future Trends

Jan. 30 2024

In an era where corporate responsibility is paramount, ensuring compliance with legislation and fostering transparency in supply chains is crucial. Watch our webinar for an insightful session where we discussed how modern slavery risk assessment and auditing play pivotal roles in achieving these objectives. 

In 2018, the federal government introduced The Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018 (the Act), It aims to combat modern slavery in supply chains, and currently requires entities with at least AU$100 million annual consolidated revenue to report annually their identified risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains, and the actions they have taken to mitigate those risks.

Following 5 years of implementation our ESG experts will provide insights on the future of modern slavery reporting for Australian companies.

  • Our experience and practical findings and trends from completing risk reviews, 
    and on-site audits 
  • International regulatory developments imposing mandatory supply chain due diligence
  • The Australian Government's statutory review in 2023 and the 30 recommendations to improve and strengthen the legislation. 
    • Introducing penalties for specific non-compliance
    • Requirements that entities implement a due diligence system
    • Lowering the threshold for reporting companies to $50m


Judy Auld photoDr. Judy AULD
Sustainability Consultant, Bureau Veritas Australia

Judy Auld is a sustainability consultant with 10 years of experience in the field of sustainability. She specialises in ethical products and corporates ESG reporting assurance.  Driven by a passion for sustainable practices, Judy also holds a doctoral degree in sustainability and construction management from Queensland University of Technology. Her extensive working experience and academic achievements underscore her commitment to advocating for responsible corporate practices.
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Sophie RYAN
Sustainability Consultant, Bureau Veritas Australia

Sophie has a Masters of Environment and Sustainability, majoring in corporate sustainability, from Monash University. She has been with Bureau Veritas for two years working within the supply chain and sustainability team. Sophie works predominantly with our supply chain risk assessment and modern slavery auditing clients.