Research reports

Modern Slavery Compass – A tool to point business in the right direction (PDF)
Prepared by Dr Katherine Christ, University of South Australia and Professor Roger Burritt, Australian National University

The purpose of the Modern Slavery Compass is a tool to help business as it grapples with the management and reporting requirements of the new Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018.

Combatting Modern Slavery in Supply Chains: A Resource for Accountants (PDF)
Prepared by the CPA Australia ESG Centre of Excellence

This guide is a resource to help accountants assist firms to identify issues, eliminate concerns, and comply in fact and in spirit to the Modern Slavery legislation.
This document was prepared by the CPA Australia ESG Centre of Excellence.

Regulating transparency and disclosures on modern slavery in global supply chains (PDF)
Justine Nolan, Jolyon Ford, Professor M. Azizul Islam, 2019

Human rights are increasingly featuring in emerging corporate governance practices. Most notable in Australia has been the passing of the Modern Slavery Act 2018. Similar to overseas developments such as those in the UK, Australian companies with an annual turnover greater than $100 million will be required to prepare a modern slavery statement reporting on their operations and supply chain practices, including due diligence and remediation processes. Affecting an estimated 3000 entities, this new reporting regime is part of global efforts to relieve the plight of an estimated 40 million victims of modern slavery around the world. Effective reporting will require cross-disciplinary involvement across organisations, and this CPA Australia funded research project will serve as an important introduction for accountants on the rational, nature and implications of the modern slavery reporting regime.