Modern Slavery Statement

Overview

 

This statement outlines the steps that Keramos Pty Ltd has taken to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains.

Modern slavery is an overarching term encompassing forced labour, child labour, domestic servitude, bonded labour and human trafficking. The International Labour Organisation estimates that there are 21 million people in forced labour across the world. We recognise that no industry is immune to this shocking reality.

Organisational Structure

 

Keramos Pty Ltd is an Australian company that supplies to mining and industrial companies in many countries throughout the world.  Our products range from locally manufactured goods and those sourced from overseas suppliers.

We have long term relationships with many of our suppliers and we insist on them providing evidence of ethical conduct towards their work force and within the wider community.

Keramos oversees our supplier evaluation process through the framework of our ISO 9001 Accredited Quality Management System under the guidance of our Quality Assurance Manager. An external audit is conducted on our QMS annually.

Training

 

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, Keramos will provide training to our staff to assist them in identifying and preventing exploitation.

Policies and Procedures

 

Keramos has in place the following policies reflecting its commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business relationships:

 

Due Diligence and Risk Analysis

 

As part of Keramos’ initiative to identify and mitigate slavery and human trafficking, systems will be developed to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains,

  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains,

  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains,

  • Provide staff with training to assist them in understanding the risks of slavery and human trafficking.

 

We will assess and monitor any risks through our risk register.

 

 

Graeme Dean

Managing Director

Keramos Pty Ltd

8 August 2021