OUR VIEWS ON ETHICAL OPERATIONS
As a service provider to many Australian companies, AITAC has a responsibility to conduct operations in a legal, fair, and ethical manner. Guidance re acceptable practices is included in the Trainer / Assessor Handbook and Code of Conduct provided to each employee and sub-contractor.
This includes being aware of, and responsive to practices such as coercion, threats or deception that lead to financial dependence, servitude, debt bondage or to serious exploitation.
AITAC as a small business with only a few employees does not have a mandatory reporting responsibility under the Modern Slavery Act 2018, and does not have the capacity or resources required to undertake voluntary reporting as we would be bound to do if we undertook to provide a voluntary statement under the Act.
Nonetheless AITAC holds all Human Rights as published by the Australian Human Rights Commission as sacrosanct, upholds and practices the fair treatment and respect of all persons and cultures, and recognises the inherent value of each person, regardless of background, where we live, what we look like, what we think or what we believe.
All related personnel are encouraged to report to police and government authorities any observed practices and conduct which may be considered as having an adverse impact on operations, supply chains and other business relationships through:-
- human trafficking
- forced labour
- debt bondage
- forced marriage, or
- the use of child labour