Modern Slavery Statement

Our goal is to make a difference for our clients, each other and the community in which we operate. Our commitment to human rights is a fundamental part of achieving this goal.

Whether it’s the work we do for our clients, the way we engage with suppliers, our pro bono program, or supporting human rights initiatives through our charitable program, Maddocks is committed to upholding and promoting human rights, and acting ethically in everything we do.

Modern slavery is a global and complex human rights challenge faced by governments and businesses alike, and encompasses exploitive practices such as debt bondage, servitude, child labour, forced labour and human trafficking. With an estimated 50 million people around the world living in modern slavery, the issue demands our attention.

We embrace our obligations as a reporting entity under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth), and recognise the significant role that organisations such as ours can play in preventing worker exploitation.

Our commitment to continuous improvement

Each year, Maddocks publish a Modern Slavery Statement which describes the steps we have taken to identify, assess and mitigate modern slavery risks in our operations and supply chain.

Some examples of key actions we have taken include:

  • Scoping exercises to identify key areas of modern slavery risk in our operations and supply chains;
  • Establishing the firm’s anti-modern slavery related policies and procedures;
  • Surveying key suppliers identified as higher risk through tailored survey questions to understand their operations;
  • Introducing a Supplier Code of Conduct which highlights the firm’s commitment to modern slavery mitigation and explains our expectations of suppliers in relation to modern slavery;
  • Educating staff about modern slavery in both the Australian and global context through various forms of training and on-hand resources;
  • Publishing modern slavery related articles and legal insights for our clients and public more broadly.

We are committed to a program of continuous improvement in the years ahead, further developing our systems and controls within our business to effectively prevent and manage the risks of modern slavery.

Read our Modern Slavery Statements

The modern slavery statements (Statements) are made by Maddocks ABN 63 478 951 337, Collins Square, Tower Two, Level 25, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3008 (referred to as we, us, Maddocks, the Firm).

Maddocks is a single reporting entity under the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (Modern Slavery Act) and the Statements are submitted and published for the financial year ending 30 June annually, in accordance with section 13 of the Modern Slavery Act.

Each Statement addresses the seven mandatory criteria for reporting set out in section 16 of the Modern Slavery Act.

Maddocks Modern Slavery Statement FY 22-23

Maddocks Modern Slavery Statement FY 21-22

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Maddocks Modern Slavery Statement FY 20-21

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Maddocks Modern Slavery Statement FY 19-20

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Maddocks is committed to conducting its business with the highest ethical standards, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. We expect our Suppliers to share this commitment.

Supplier Code of Conduct

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