Human rights are about promoting and protecting the values of respect, dignity and equality for every person, irrespective of race, location, sex, religion, political opinion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, social status, age or any other characteristic.
Businesses can impact human rights in different ways and some industries more so than others.
Labour Rights, Training, Remuneration, Working Conditions, Confidentiality, Occupational Health and Safety, Codes of Conduct or Ethical Behaviour, and Modern Slavery are all areas in which business, if lacking adequate systems and commitment, can contribute to a breach of Human Rights.
Staff Australia is committed to understanding and respecting human rights. ‘Making People our Business’ is our philosophy. People ARE our business. We have made it our business to ensure we have the resources necessary to protect the human rights of our people and that which our operations and services may have an impact on.
Our objectives are in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the 3-pillar framework to protect, respect and remedy human rights abuse in business.
We aim to inform, educate, and consult to allow us to implement measures to protect human rights.
We expect our people to respect and adhere to the measures implemented by us and we commit to providing access to assistance and support in the event of a human rights breach.
The following lists several key focus areas where Staff Australia continues to review and implement measures in support of our aim to protect and respect Human Rights in our business:
Health and Wellbeing
Information Privacy & Protection
Modern slavery describes situations where offenders use coercion, threats, or deception to exploit victims and undermine their freedom.
Practices that constitute modern slavery can include:
Staff Australia recognises its responsibility in identifying and assessing the risk of these types of practices and is committed to combat the existence of Modern Slavery in our operations or that of our supply chains.
As part of our ongoing responsibility to ensure Human Rights are protected, respected, and remedied, we are continually identifying and assessing areas of the business where Human Rights can be impacted. This is incorporated into the risk management process in our key focus areas and our systems are continually measured against our objectives.
We will also assess the risk associated with our clients and suppliers to combat any form of Human Rights or Modern Slavery risk by implementing screening and risk management processes prior to and during any business undertakings with them.
Any Human Rights issue raised or identified will be taken through our dispute resolution process and handled confidentially and professionally ensuring adequate support, fairness, and timely outcomes.
This policy will be reviewed regularly as part of our Quality System review.