CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
and our Modern Slavery Statement
We have a strong passion to make a difference and give back to the community as much as we can. Being able to make a positive impact on our community makes running and growing our business even more worthwhile. Right now, we are allocating resources to support initiatives related to the wellbeing of our planet and Indigenous participation pathways.
Work aside, our team spends a lot of time outdoors, being it in the water, under the water, on trails or in forests. As such we felt the need to contribute to ongoing reforestation efforts across Australia, accelerating the re-establishment of healthy forest structure by regrowing forest canopy and preserving biodiversity within the ecosystem.
How do we do this? For every placement made, BV Talent donates ten trees to ReforestNow. We are pleased that together with our clients and candidates we already have been able to donate 100s of trees to support their reforestation efforts and have a real impact on the local communities for generations to come.
OUR INDIGENOUS ACTION PLAN
The primary purpose of our Indigenous Action Plan is to stimulate Indigenous Australians and Torres Straight Islanders with more opportunities to participate in employment. BV Talent commits to work with Indigenous Australians and Torres Straight Islanders with industry experience, knowledge, and capability needed to deliver products and services that reflect the diversity of BV Talent’s communities in which we operate. BV Talent recognises than an inclusive employment strategy directly supports participation by all, in Australia’s economic development.
As such, for every placement made, BV Talent donates $100 to the Go Foundation. This foundation provides a scholarship program for Indigenous students which expands into 26 schools and 5 universities and has established a 3-way collaborative ecosystem between the Indigenous community, the Education system and Corporate Australia. In donating to Go, we help them to provide mentoring, leadership and support to the Go Students on their journey from primary school to employment.
MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT
BV Talent Pty Ltd recognises that all businesses have an obligation to prevent slavery and human trafficking and will do all in its power to prevent slavery and human trafficking within its business and within the supply chains through which it operates.
Modern slavery can take many forms including the trafficking of people, forced labour, servitude and slavery. As the world’s leading recruitment experts, we take our responsibility for supplying staff extremely seriously and are aware of the potential for being targeted by traffickers and unlicensed gangmasters. Our own processes around candidate engagement ensure our employees are alert to the signs of exploitation, in order that we may take the necessary action promptly and effectively should it be identified. Sectors affected include, but are not limited to, construction & property, engineering & manufacturing and health & social care.
This statement focuses specifically on BV Talent’ compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) and highlights the steps we take to ensure there is no slavery or human trafficking occurring within the organisation or its supply chains. One of our Company’s most valuable assets has always been its reputation for integrity and fairness. Maintaining this reputation within our market is an essential pre-requisite to our continued success.
BV Talent Pty Ltd a leading expert in qualified, professional and skilled recruitment based in Queensland, Australia.
Our business consists of recruitment across Digital Transformation & Project Services, Software Engineer, Cloud & Infrastructure and Data & Analytics.
Our Supply Chains
Our supply chains include, but are not limited to, sourcing candidates for clients. We expect our suppliers and potential suppliers to aim for high ethical standards and to operate in an ethical, legally-compliant and professional manner. We also expect our suppliers to promote similar standards in their own supply chain.
Our Policies including on Slavery and Human Trafficking
Suppliers are expected to adhere to the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and should have in place a policy recognising, respecting and protecting the human rights of their employees, those of their suppliers and business partners and the communities affected by the suppliers’ operations.
Employees should be free to choose to work for their employer and to leave the company upon reasonable notice.
All employees must be provided with a clear contract of employment, which complies with local legislation.
All employees must be treated in a fair and equal manner and with dignity and respect.
Any form of discrimination, victimisation or harassment on any grounds including, but not limited to, marital or civil partnership status, sex (including gender reassignment), race (including colour, ethnic and national origin, nationality), disability, sexual orientation, having or not having dependants, religious belief or political opinion, age, trade union activity and offending background should be prohibited.
All applicable laws and industry standards on employee wages, benefits, working hours and minimum age should be adhered to in all countries of operation, without any unauthorised deductions. Suppliers should observe the provisions of the International Labour Organization such that any young persons under the age of 18 should not be employed to work at night or for any hazardous work and their employment should not harm the young person’s education, health or physical, mental, moral or social development. No young persons may be employed below the age of 16.
Suppliers must ensure their business operations are free from slavery and human trafficking practices whether in Australia or elsewhere, both internally and within their supply chains and other external business relationships. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
Due Diligence Process for Slavery and Human Trafficking
BV Talent ensure strict compliance checks are carried for all candidates it supplies. We verify the identity of each worker and their right to work before supply commences.
As part of our commitment to identify and eradicate slavery and human trafficking, we have in place a process to undertake due diligence on our supply chain network to ensure compliance with legislative obligations; such compliance forms part of our contractual relationship with suppliers.
All BV Talent employees have access to dedicated channels through which they may voice concerns, either through local reporting mechanisms or through the global whistleblowing procedure. BV Talent is committed to protecting employees when disclosing malpractice and will ensure that all disclosures made in good faith will be treated confidentially and without fear of retaliation.
All staff within BV Talent are expected to comply with all laws and act in accordance with local guidelines and regulations and act with integrity and honesty. A training module on modern slavery and human trafficking is also available to all employees. In Australia, an e-learning module forms part of a training package undertaken by new employees. Should any of our colleagues need any additional information or support with regard to human trafficking, forced labour, servitude and slavery this will be provided.