Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT) is well-placed to be a strong and resilient aged care provider.
Sustainability encompasses how we conduct our business, now and in the future. This includes a commitment to the community, minimising our impact on the environment and enabling present and future generations to “live life to the full”.
Our Environmental Sustainability Strategy is aligned with our Strategic Plan 2021-2024, and the Strategic Principles defined in the Plan. Key priority areas were selected through extensive consultation with key stakeholders.
These priority areas reflect the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the goals set in Pope Francis’ 2015 letter, Care for Our Common Home, also known as Laudato Si’. The Laudato Si’ goals are addressed through spiritual well-being services with residents and clients and through nature-positive environments and experiences for staff.
Modern slavery describes situations where offenders use coercion, threats, or deception to exploit victims and undermine their freedom.
Our commitment to caring for people is underpinned by our responsibility to respect human rights.
Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT) is committed to reducing the presence of modern slavery throughout our operations and supply chain through ethical policies, actions and practices that reduce slavery and exploitation.
Since joining the Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network (ACAN), we have developed an Action Plan to comply with Australia’s Modern Slavery Act and progress in the area of reducing and/or eliminating slavery in Australia and around the world.
Our Procurement team is leading this initiative and are supported across the organisation by Finance and Strategy, Learning & Development, IT, P&C, and Marketing & Communications.
Our action plan supports SDG Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth to establish multiple actions to reduce modern slavery. Our plan also reflects the outcome of consultations with industry leaders and ACAN.
By collectively working to achieve these actions, we are contributing to the global reduction of modern slavery and supporting our key suppliers and stakeholders to do the same.
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