Australian Defence Apparel Releases its First Ever Modern Slavery Statement 2019-2020


A Message from our CEO, Chris Dixon

I am pleased to share our first Modern Slavery Statement. At Australian Defence Apparel (ADA), we support the right for all individuals to live and work freely and are committed to ensuring we source our materials and products sustainably, responsibly and ethically.

Our mission is to provide a solution-focused experience from design to delivery that enhances our customer experience and through this, recognise that the decisions we make through our supply chain can significantly affect the livelihood of people and communities throughout the world.

Modern slavery is the exploitation of people through means of recruitment and any form of slavery practice, including human trafficking, forced labour, debt bondage, child labour and other abuses of fundamental human rights, that are unacceptable and have no place in our supply chain.

This statement outlines the steps we are taking to tackle the issue of modern slavery. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimated that more than 40 million people were victims of modern slavery in 2016, including almost 25 million workers trapped into forced labour.

We recognise that we have a responsibility to play our part in the efforts to eradicate modern slavery. Our approach focuses on understanding the complexities of modern slavery and continually improving our processes to prevent its occurrence. We work in partnership with our suppliers and their business partners, our customers and other stakeholders to work to eliminate modern slavery from our supply chains.

We are continuing to assess and address the risk of modern slavery and recognise it is up to all of us to work together to create change in global supply chains.
This, our first Modern Slavery Statement has been developed in accordance with the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act (Cth) 2018 and outlines the actions we have taken and the commitments we have made throughout the reporting period for the year ended 31 May 2020.

Read the full statement here.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021