Addressing modern slavery
Posted on June 9, 2022
Juniper is proud to release its second Modern Slavery Statement, an initiative aimed at developing a more compassionate and humane society in which the dignity of each human person is respected.
Modern slavery is an international problem, and it is estimated that 25 million people are forced into labour. Juniper recognises that this is a challenging and evolving process and is committed to working within the organisation and those organisations that they interact with, to continuously improve their approach and response to modern slavery.
Modern slavery includes human trafficking, slavery, and slavery-like practices such as servitude, forced labour, forced or servile marriage, the sale and exploitation of children, and debt bondage.
Juniper is committed to working towards eradicating all instances of modern slavery within the business and will continue to encourage suppliers and staff to be aware of, and act against, instances of modern slavery within our community.
David Fisher, Executive Director Corporate Services said Juniper deeply values the worth of every person, while also committing to solidarity with those treated unjustly or oppressed.
“As an Employer of Choice, Juniper recognises the inherent dignity of its staff and each person’s equal and inalienable right to freedom, justice, and fair working conditions. Juniper does not tolerate any form of modern slavery in any part of our organisation,” said David.
Juniper will continue to work on prioritising the areas of highest risk, to put in appropriate processes and frameworks to monitor, identify and govern the risks of modern slavery moving forward.
“Juniper has also introduced the Modern Slavery Compliance Governance Program (MSCGP) to enable Juniper to put in place appropriate processes and frameworks to monitor, identify and govern the risks of modern slavery on an ongoing basis,” added David.
The MSCGP action plan and due diligence process is reviewed regularly as part of Juniper’s corporate risk management review process and incorporate the following steps:
• Ensuring Juniper has an effective Modern Slavery Governance Program
• A methodology for navigating internal Modern Slavery Risks
• Ongoing continued understanding of External Modern Slavery Risks
• Ensuring compliance with the Modern Slavery Statements
Juniper’s Modern Slavery Statement aims to provide an honest observation of the organisation’s current approach and future plans to understand, identify, assess and address the risk of modern slavery.
To read Juniper’s Modern Slavery statement, click here.