Message from our Chief Executive Officer
I am pleased to present Origin's second Modern Slavery Statement to progress our three-year Modern Slavery Maturity Plan.
As a leading Australian energy provider, employer, and partner to both domestic and global suppliers, we know that the decisions we make every day can significantly affect the livelihoods of many. That's why our purpose drives everything we do to get energy right for our customers, communities and planet.
This year we continued to deliver on our three-year Modern Slavery Maturity Plan, developed in FY2020. This plan focuses on building our understanding and capabilities, improving our policies and processes, and enhancing engagement with our suppliers.
In FY2021, we upskilled our people and developed our human rights remediation process. We shared our human rights expectations with over 3,600 suppliers and continued to gain their buy in and commitment through negotiating our standard contract terms. We also continued to advance our processes, apply our rigorous modern slavery risk management methodology and delved more deeply into the practices of our high-risk suppliers and our operating locations.
Our position is clear - any form of modern slavery is unacceptable. While our assessments to date have not identified any known modern slavery practices in our operations or supply chain, we recognise eradicating modern slavery requires an ongoing dedication and acknowledgement that we all have a role to play. We believe that building our internal capability to effectively manage modern slavery risks is fundamental to achieving this ambition.
I am proud of the work Origin has done to date, what we are building for the future and our commitment to being the energy company 'Where all good change starts'.
Chief Executive Officer
Read our Modern Slavery Statement 2020 (PDF 4.7 MB)