As part of the UN Global Compact Network Australia’s (UNGCNA) Modern Slavery Impact Initiative, Professor Justine Nolan, Director at the Australian Human Rights Institute, spoke to Chris Caskey, Human Rights Manager at UNGCNA.

In this video, they discuss modern slavery and broader human rights due diligence, outlining what due diligence is, how it has evolved, what businesses concretely must do, and how they should contextualise social audits within their broader due diligence activities.

In 2021, there were an estimated 49.6 million people living in conditions of modern slavery worldwide, with increasing prevalence in the Asia Pacific. As modern slavery remains a key human rights risk for Australian businesses, this video aims to raise awareness and support businesses in Australia in understanding the imperative to identify, manage and mitigate their modern slavery related risks.