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This is the second Modern Slavery Statement submitted by Newart Commercial Furniture. We have elected to publish this statement voluntarily, as informed by the Modern Slavery Act 2018.
The purpose of this statement is to outline our commitment to combatting modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain. We recognize that slavery and human trafficking can occur in many forms, including forced labor, child labor, human trafficking, forced marriage, and deceptive methods of recruiting labor. At Newart Commercial Furniture, we are committed to operating responsibly and maintaining ethical standards across our operations, with a particular focus on identifying and mitigating the risk of modern slavery in our supply chain.
Newart Commercial Furniture is an Australian owned and operated company that designs, manufactures, and supplies commercial furniture for businesses across Australia. Our operations include an emphasis on local manufacturing, with a physical presence across Queensland.
Operations and Supply Chains At Newart Commercial Furniture, we are committed to the superior design, production, and supply of quality products and services. We have been in the business for over 18 years and offer an extensive range of innovative products, professional services, experience, and industry knowledge. We work with a variety of suppliers, including both local and overseas suppliers, with whom we have established long-standing supply agreements.
The Newart Commercial Furniture board and executive team are committed to ethical procurement and oppose slavery in all its forms. Policies and risk management processes have been implemented to identify and address the risk of modern slavery in our supply chain. This includes routine supplier evaluation and supply chain mapping that encompasses a range of environmental and ethical risks, including modern slavery.
Within this supply chain analysis, Newart Commercial Furniture has identified several areas of potential risk. We are particularly mindful of the risks associated with our overseas suppliers, especially those located in regions where modern slavery is known to occur. As much of our product is Australian-made, imported from Europe, or purchased from Tier 1 suppliers across Asia, we have minimal identified risks of modern slavery in our operations and supply chains. However, we remain vigilant and continue to assess and manage the risks associated with our supply chains to ensure that we uphold our commitment to ethical and sustainable business practices.
To date, Newart Commercial Furniture has had no reported incidents of modern slavery or breaches by its overseas suppliers. However, we recognize the inherent risk of slavery and human trafficking within the supply chain and have established internal processes to guide supplier selection and tendering. These processes include consideration of certain factors before a supplier is awarded a supply contract, such as the potential supplier's reputation, ability to supply, integrity, financial strength, and compliance with legislation and best practice.
We have also established training programs for our staff and suppliers to raise  awareness about the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain. Existing suppliers are audited in line with our ISO 9001, ISO 45001, and ISO 14001 requirements.
Over the next year, Newart Commercial Furniture will continue to focus on identifying and mitigating the risk of modern slavery in our supply chain. This includes further refining our procurement processes, training our procurement team with best practice initiatives, and reviewing identified risk areas in the supply chain. We will report to the Newart Commercial Furniture board annually on our progress in this area.