Chapman Tripp Modern Slavery Policy


Chapman Tripp is committed to ethical and sustainable conduct in our operations. 

This Modern Slavery Policy provides an overview of the approach Chapman Tripp follows in identifying and addressing modern slavery risks in Chapman Tripp’s operations and supply chains. 

Modern slavery obligations 

Modern slavery describes situations of severe worker exploitation, including forced labour, trafficking in persons, debt bondage, servitude, deceptive recruiting, child labour, and severe exploitation of migrant workers.

Modern slavery legislation in the UK and Australia currently requires certain large organisations to disclose their risk management of forced labour in their operations and supply chains by publishing annual modern slavery statements.1 Chapman Tripp is not currently required to publish a modern slavery statement but has elected to implement modern slavery risk management within its operations on a voluntary basis.    

Actions to identify and address modern slavery risks

Chapman Tripp is committed to ethical, responsible business conduct and to continuously improve policies and practices to combat modern slavery in all of its forms. We demonstrate this commitment by:

  • prohibiting engagement in any form of modern slavery across our operations and supply chains
  • adhering to all applicable laws and regulations in New Zealand, including supporting responsible labour standards, wages and employment conditions and recruitment practices which includes applying for Living Wage Accreditation
  • including modern slavery risk into our risk management process
  • identifying modern slavery risks in our operations
  • including a clause in major supplier RFP’s to ascertain our suppliers’ modern slavery risks in their own operations and supply chains
  • committing to advise our main suppliers to notify us of details of any actual or suspected occurrence or incident of modern slavery, and addressing and acting on any cases of identified or alleged instances of modern slavery in our operations and supply chains
  • committing to introduce tailored specialised training to our employees on how to identify risks of modern slavery and what to do if they have concerns that these activities are taking place, and
  • providing a non-discriminative work environment across our organisation that encourages our employees to discuss any potential human rights and modern slavery concerns in a confidential manner through our whistleblowing hotline.

1 Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018 & UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.