Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery is a crime and violation of human rights. It describes situations where offenders use coercion, threats, or deception to exploit victims and undermine their freedom. 

Practices that constitute modern slavery can include:

  • human trafficking
  • slavery
  • servitude
  • forced labour
  • debt bondage
  • forced marriage
  • the worst forms of child labour.

ASSA ABLOY has zero tolerance towards Modern Slavery and is thereby committed to ensuring Modern Slavery is not present in any form in its business and Supply Chains. 

ASSA ABLOY complies with all Australian workplace relations legislation and provide all employees with at least the minimum guaranteed entitlements of the employee in Australia. We register our Modern Slavery Statement annually (please see our latest statement as below) with Australian government. This helps us to identify and address our modern slavery risks and maintain responsible and transparent supply chains.

ASSA ABLOY has a Modern Slavery Policy as below. This policy applies to all persons working for or on behalf of, or providing services to, ASSA ABLOY businesses in Australia in any capacity, including all Suppliers, employees, directors, officers, agency workers, contractors, consultants, and any other third-party representatives. It is to be read in conjunction with ASSA ABLOY’s Code of Conduct documents for employees and business partners, including suppliers.

ASSA ABLOY also has a Modern Slavery Review Council, which consists of senior management of all the relevant Australian entities. The Council holds regular meetings to assess modern slavery related risks, take remediation actions to manage and address any potential Modern Slavery-related issues in its supply chain and operations, and assess the effectiveness of the related processes.