Transdev Australasia outlines plans to combat modern slavery

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Transdev Australasia this week published its first Modern Slavery Statement, prepared in accordance with the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018.

The statement identifies the modern slavery risks within our business and our supply chains, and the actions we are taking to address them, including the establishment of a Sustainable Procurement Action Plan.

Transdev Australasia CEO Luke Agati said the fight against modern slavery was important to the company and our stakeholders.

“Our purpose at Transdev is to give people the freedom to move every day, thanks to safe, reliable and innovative solutions that serve the common good,

“Showing genuine care for our employees, stakeholders, communities and our customers is at the very heart of our purpose, and therefore so too is the fight to combat modern slavery.” Mr. Agati said.

Transdev Australasia’s Chief Legal and Commercial Officer Nathan Lanthois said publishing the statement was an important milestone for the company

“The goods and services we buy as a business, and whom we partner with, can have both positive and negative consequences for our communities and the sustainability of our business,

“Developing our first Modern Slavery Statement has been a collaborative effort involving many of our teams and operations, and we are setting a foundation to achieve positive social, environmental and economic change through procurement,” Mr Lanthois said.

Key highlights of Transdev Australasia’s 2020 Modern Slavery statement include:

  • The development of a Sustainable Procurement Action Plan aligned with ISO 20400: 2017 Sustainable Procurement;
  • An overview of existing policies and governance mitigating human rights risks including Modern Slavery within our business and supply chains; and
  • A plan for continuous improvement and proactive engagement of suppliers to combat Modern Slavery in the future.

Transdev Australasia Modern Slavery Statement 2020


What is modern slavery?

The Australian Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018 defines modern slavery as including eight types of serious exploitation: trafficking in persons; slavery; servitude; forced marriage; forced labour; debt bondage; deceptive recruiting for labour or services; and the worst forms of child labour. The worst forms of child labour include situations where children are subjected to slavery or similar practices, or engaged in hazardous work.
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