Supply chains are a critical element in delivering sustainable mine solutions. It is important that contractors, and the manufacturers of the materials used in construction and operations are aligned with the industry’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
At Sedgman, our commitment to upholding our Group Code of Conduct includes respect for local and national culture, creating local content opportunities and employment, and ensuring responsible supply chain management. We respect the human rights of all our people and those we work alongside in our supply chain and communities in which we operate.
We reject modern slavery practices such as debt bondage, child labour, forced labour and human trafficking which exploit vulnerable people
Our CIMIC Group Joint Modern Slavery Statement describes how we identify, mitigate and prevent the risk of modern slavery, and remedy any impacts which may occur. It also details the actions we’ve undertaken in the past year, inclusive of Human Rights Impact Assessments, compliance audits and supplier screening, and our continuous improvement priorities for the current year. The document meets the requirements of the Australian Government’s Modern Slavery Act 2018.
Our Modern Slavery Policy outlines the CIMIC Group’s commitment to assess and address risks associated with modern slavery, provides guidance to its Operating Companies, and sets out The Group’s reporting obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2018.
Selecting for sustainability in the supply chain
Evaluation of our suppliers’ and contractors’ compliance with our environmental requirements is integral to our prequalification and tendering process. Responsible environmental practices are reviewed as part of our factory inspections and construction management approach.
Aggregate, concrete and steel are materials in our projects with the most significant embedded carbon. We are actively engaged with identifying and evaluating options to increase local and recycled content and reduce the embedded emissions of materials and products used in our designs. For over 20 years, Sedgman has specified lower emissions concrete substituting carbon intensive cement with fly ash, a power station by-product.