MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT
This statement is in response to the Modern Slavery Act 2018, and outlines the steps Lewis Media Group has and is continuing to take, to assess and reduce the risks of modern slavery within our business and supply chains.
Lewis Media Group is committed to maintaining and developing our processes to reject any form of modern slavery including forced labour, servitude and human trafficking. We are committed to promoting ethical business practices and policies that protect workers from being abused and exploited. We require our employees, suppliers and contractors to share our commitment to ensure modern slavery does not exist in our business or supply chain.
Our Business and Supply Chain
Lewis Media Group is an Australian based company specialising in providing businesses with complete print, signage and creative solutions through modern, end-to-end workflow systems. At 30 March 2022 Lewis Media Group employs 30 direct staff operating from our worksite at Taren Point, New South Wales.
We have a relatively simple Australian based supply chain including long-term relationships with key suppliers, primarily focused on the supply of ink, paper and office consumables, which provide stability and minimise risk.
By using Australian based suppliers, we lower our risk of modern slavery occurring in our supply chain, as these suppliers are also required to comply with Australian workplace legislation including the Modern Slavery Act. Our Code of Conduct for Suppliers and Contractors, which all our suppliers and contractors are required to sign before engagement, further assists us to manage the risk of modern
Our human resource and payroll policies and procedures ensure all employees meet Australian legal requirements and adhere to our core business values. All employees are provided with an employee handbook and clear contract of employment which complies with all applicable laws and industry standards including wages, benefits, working hours and minimum age without any unauthorised deductions. All employees have access to reporting mechanisms through which they may voice any concerns. Any complaints will be treated with confidentiality and without fear of retaliation.
Lewis Media Group has active membership and participation in Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), a global organisation that prides itself on making it simpler to do business that’s good for everyone. Our organisation reports through Sedex to manage our performance relating to labour standards, health and safety, environmental impact and business ethics. Utilising these services enable us to bring together multiple data, certifications, and standards, allowing us to make informed business decisions around suppliers and resources, and enable our company to strive for continuous improvement.