Question: Does the company mention membership in or partnership with industry specific multi-stakeholder initiatives that address modern slavery issues at one or more levels of the supply chain (raw materials, textiles, manufacturing)?
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Action Collaboration Transformation on Living Wages (ACT)

To accelerate the living standards of workers in the apparel and footwear supply chain, BIG W joined ACT in February

2020. ACT is an agreement between global brands, retailers and trade unions to achieve living wages for workers through collective bargaining at industry level linked to brands’ purchasing practises.

Centre for Child Rights and Business

This year we joined the Centre for Child Rights and Business working group. The working group meets four times a year and brings companies together to collaborate, share best practice, and access the latest information and insights related to child rights.

Consumer Goods Forum Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour

This year Woolworths Group joined the Consumer Goods Forum Human Rights Coalition (CGF HRC). The HRC is a collective of 30 global retailers and manufacturers committed to eradicating forced labour from their operations and consumer goods supply chains."

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"International Accord

Since its inception as the Accord, BIG W has continued to support ongoing efforts to provide a robust, transparent and industry-wide mechanism to deliver safe working conditions to garment workers in Bangladesh.

New Zealand Government Modern Slavery Leadership Advisory Group

Countdown has taken a proactive leadership role in supporting the development of modern slavery legislation in New Zealand. In F21, Countdown was invited to participate on the Modern Slavery Leadership Advisory Group, set up to advise the Government on establishing legislation in New Zealand.

Property Council of Australia’s Modern Slavery Working Group

We continue to contribute to and keep abreast of property and construction industry developments through participation in the Property Council of Australia’s Modern Slavery Working Group.

Retail Supply Chain Alliance

This year Woolworths Group and the Retail Supply Chain Alliance (RSCA) entered into a two-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Australia, with the goal of working towards ending worker exploitation in the horticulture supply chain

UN Global Compact Network Australia (UNGCNA) Modern Slavery Community of Practice

We have been a participant in the UNGCNA’s Modern Slavery Community of Practice since its inception in 2018.

Additional RS Program partners

We also accept the following third party social compliance schemes as part of our Responsible Sourcing Program: Sedex,

amforiBSCI, Fair Farms, GlobalGap GRASP, NZ GAP Social Compliance Add-on, Ethical Toy Program and WRAP"

Manali Rana.....2022-12-30 11:25:19 UTC