The term “modern slavery” encompasses slavery, forced labour, human trafficking, forced marriage, the worst forms of child labour and other exploitative crimes. The University of Wollongong is committed to combatting modern slavery practices in our supply chains and our business operations, and promoting practices to identify and reduce the risk of such practices occurring within our local and international communities.

Under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth), the University is required to annually report on the risks of modern slavery present in its operations and supply chains, as well as the actions taken to mitigate those risks.

UOW’s first Modern Slavery Statement was recently approved by the University Council and has now been submitted to the Federal Government. This joint statement covers information about UOW and UOW Global Enterprises as reporting entities and about UOW Pulse as UOW’s subsidiary, and reports on actions taken during the period January to December 2020.

UOW will continue to drive progress and raise awareness in relation to combatting modern slavery to make a positive impact on our local, national and international communities.

Visit UOW’s Combatting Modern Slavery website to access the Modern Slavery Statement and further information and resources relating to Modern Slavery.