Leader of the Catholic Church in Sydney announces slavery free supply chain initiative
29 March 2017
March 28, 2017
The most senior Catholic leader of NSW, Archbishop Anthony Fisher has today announced a review of all its contracts and business practices to ensure it only purchases goods and services from firms that can certify they're slavery-proof.
The Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP, made the announcement as part of his address to a NSW parliamentary inquiry on Human Trafficking.
Rev. Fisher commited the Archdiocese of Sydney to a programme directed to the eradication of modern slavery, including the following practical measures:
- A review and revision of all relevant contractual and business practice documentation, including the Archdiocese’s Guide for Business Practice, to highlight the Church’s commitment to eradicating human trafficking.
- As far as possible only purchase slavery-proofed products and services, and as far as possible only contract with firms who certify that their goods are not tainted by human trafficking.
- Maintain a register of suppliers who have given the requested certification about their goods and services and ensure that all Archdiocesan chancery, parishes, schools, agencies and affiliates, as well as our major suppliers, are fully aware of this procurement policy and understand the principles and practices set out in the revised Archdiocesan Guide.
View and dowload the Archbishop's full speech HERE.