Social Value in Procurement

Together: Tackling human rights and modern slavery risks in our supply chain

Since 2017, Victorian Water Corporations have been collaborating to manage environmental and social issues in their supply chains. The VicWater ‘Social Procurement Working Group’ (SPWG) was established and, with the support of KPMG Banarra, has taken a united approach to making sustainable and ethical purchasing decisions. With the publication of the Modern Slavery Act 2018,…

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Modern Slavery Program of Work

The VicWater Social Procurement Working Group commenced Phase Three of our Sustainable Procurement Initiative in November 2020. Jointly funded by the majority of Water Corporations, we engaged the ongoing support of a specialist human rights consulting team at KPMG Banarra. This Initiative is an important piece of work to put us in an industry-leading position…

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Social Procurement Working Group Update on Modern Slavery

The Social Procurement Working Group has been driving a proactive, industry wide response to the Modern Slavery Act (applicable to corporations with more than $100M revenue). Globally there are over 40 million people impacted, and we know that in Australia the high risk industries include cleaning and construction. To date we have completed a high level risk…

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Update on Modern Slavery

The Social Procurement working group is collaborating across the Victorian water sector to address issues of modern slavery in the supply chain and build capability to develop Modern Slavery Statements required under Commonwealth legislation. Following an industry wide supply chain risk assessment in 2019, we are now taking a deeper dive into priority areas such…

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