TAKING ACTION AGAINST MODERN SLAVERY
How we’re advocating for ethical supply chains
Respect for human rights and ethical labour practices are a priority for ISPT and a key part of our ESG Strategy. As property leaders, it’s important we look for, and report on, the risks of modern slavery in our operations and supply chains and take actions to address those risks.
We recognise the cleaning industry is susceptible to modern slavery and other forms of labour exploitation, and for a long time, cleaners have been vulnerable to wage theft, wage stagnation, insecurity and poor working conditions. ISPT is committed to supporting fair pay for our cleaners, eliminating modern slavery in our business dealings and positively impacting the livelihoods of workers and stakeholders across our supply chains.
Our Modern Slavery Statement
In September 2020, we published our first voluntary Modern Slavery Statement, which outlines our commitments and progress in addressing our modern slavery risks. It’s an expression of our beliefs and an extension of our ‘do no harm’ investment and operating philosophy.
To view or download the 2020 statement click here.
Collaboration with industry peers
We worked with the Property Council of Australia and 14 leading property companies to develop an online platform that evaluates against the requirements of the Modern Slavery legislation. The platform will streamline the reporting process and allow suppliers to easily share information with property companies.
Driving change in the cleaning industry
ISPT has been involved with the Cleaning Accountability Framework (CAF) since its inception in 2012. CAF is an independent not-for-profit entity dedicated to improving labour practices in the cleaning industry. CAF is represented by stakeholders across the cleaning supply chain and includes many of our industry peers and partners.
ISPT was the first to adopt CAF in our cleaning contracts and seven of our properties were amongst the first certified, with the highest rating of 3 stars. A CAF-certified building provides assurance that services are being procured, managed, and delivered in a way that respects cleaners’ labour rights, including the avoidance of modern slavery. We’ve pledged to certify all properties that are 100% ISPT owned and operated.