Australia: Aldi identifies modern slavery risks in local supply chain

Aldi Australia has identified a number of high risk areas in its supply chain including in local fresh produce and internationally-produced goods such as cocoa, coffee and tea.

On Friday, the discount grocery became the first Australian supermarket to share its Modern Slavery Statement, revealing that the prevalence of modern slavery in developed countries like Australia is higher than previously understood.

The move by Aldi follows the introduction of The Modern Slavery Act 2018, which came into effect in Australia on January 1 last year. The Act requires entities with an annual revenue of over $100 million to report annually on the risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains, and the actions they will take to address those risks.

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