Human rights and modern slavery

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Respect for human rights is a core commitment of Australia’s minerals industry

Australia’s minerals industry recognises that respect for human rights is integral to responsible business practice.

This commitment to uphold human rights is reflected in Principle 3 of Enduring Value – The Australian Minerals Industry Framework for Sustainable Development.

The MCA supports the minerals industry in this commitment by:

  • Promoting and assisting to embed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • Promoting and raising awareness of the rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Supporting members to identify, address and report on modern slavery risks.

To assist industry, the table below includes links to a range of key resources.

Respect for human rights

Responsible business practices

Addressing modern slavery risks and supporting remedy