Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Statement

Effective July 1, 2022

The Hello Co. operates within in Australia and New Zealand delivering language services to commercial enterprises, publicly listed companies, government departments and agencies including essential service providers, not-for-profits and NGOs.

We are committed to operating our business lawfully and ethically and in only working with suppliers that are aligned to our values. We expect our suppliers to operate in accordance with all applicable modern slavery laws including those prohibiting human slavery and slavery like practices, human trafficking and child labour. We value and observe all laws regarding corporate social responsibility, environmental and workplace safety protection and staff inclusion and diversity. We have a whistle-blower policy and an independent process for staff and suppliers.

We have a complex supply chain that includes the use of suppliers and independent contractors needed to supply relevant services. The company has various policies in place that support our day-to-day operations to ensure all staff and suppliers meet our core values.

Particular steps we will undertake include:
  • Assessing potential modern slavery risks in our operations and supply chains with emphasis on high-risk contractor and geographical groups.
  • Developing and reviewing company policies on modern slavery in operations and supply chains
  • Developing training for staff in modern slavery requirements
  • Preparing to conduct due diligence on domestic and international supply chains
  • Reviewing supplier contracts to ensure they contain terms that are consistent with the Act
  • Taking steps to address any potential modern slavery risks identified and;
  • Setting up a program to measure effectiveness through performance monitoring.

This policy has been reviewed and approved by the CEO.