Modern slavery can occur in every sector and industry and, like many human rights violations, is often hidden in plain sight.

Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) entered into force on 1 January 2019 and requires organisations to provide a statement on modern slavery risks in their operations and supply chains, and to take steps to address these risks.

This tool summarises the legislative framework for directors and provides key insights from experts on ways to embed the responsibility to protect human rights into organisational culture and practices. It also proposes key questions that may be useful for directors to ask of management, and as a point of reference when reviewing and evaluating their entity’s annual modern slavery statement.