Modern Slavery Statement
- The reporting entity
- Risk management and due diligence:
- Other Policies
- Our Performance
This statement is made pursuant to section 13 of the ModernSlavery Act 2018(Cth) (referred to as "the act") and is published on behalf of FS.COM PTY LTD(referred to as "we" or "our"). The link to the statement orn our website is http://fs.com/au. The statement covers the information as required by section 16 of the act to meet the mandatory criteria. We are committed to the sustainable development of our business in Australia, which includes putting in place the right governance, policies and processes to help us understand and improve our impact on people and the planet. We are committed to ensuring that human trafficking and forced, bonded or compulsory labor have no place in our business or our supply chain through implementing our controls in this area and for making sure that colleagues have the right resources and channels to report. We are aware that the risk of exploitation is likely to rise during periods of political and economic uncertainty, especially for us as apart of a global corporate groups, so we will continue to review our controls and take fast action.
The reporting entity
FS.COM PTY LTD (ACN 620 545 502) is an Australian Company regisstered on 19 July 2017. We provide leading communication systems integrators and optical solutions. We are dedicated to helping build, connect, protect and cptimize the optical infrastructure from are dedicated to helping build, cconnect, protect and optimize the optical infrastructure from home to businesses and more. We are an online based company and sell data network, fibre productsall around the world. We target global professional customers in the communication industry and have established global warehousing and service centres in America, China,Germany, Australia, Singapore, the UK, and Japan to ensure timely arnd consistent order delivery. We provide multi-industry networking solutions including but not limited to networking equipment, optical modules, high-speed cables, and optical transmission equipment. In addition to selling goods, we also provide consultancy services, repair and maintenance, and customer services. In China, we have special research and development centres where our products are tested with great focus on quality control and product functions. We establish a relationship of trust and integrity with all our suppliers, which is built upon mutually beneficial factors. Our supplier selection and on-boarding procedure includes due diligence of the supplier's reputation, respect for the law, compliance with health, safety and environmental standards, and references.
Risk management and due diligence:
To manage the risks of modern slavery in our supply chain we:
issue our suppliers with a supplier code of conduct; andd
where possible, appropriate provisions around compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) and the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) are drafted into contracts.
For all new suppliers during on-boarding and on existing suppliers at regular intervals. This includes:
Assessing risks in the provision of services
Auditing the suppliers, and their health and safety standards, labour relations and employee contracts
Requiring improvements to substandard employment practices
Sanctioning suppliers that fail to improve their performance in line with our requirements
Taking steps to ensure that each new supplier confirm the controls undertaken by it to combat slavery human trafficking in its organisation and supply chain, before that supplier is approved on our systems.
We require all suppliers to confirm that:
They don't use any form of forced, compulsory or slave labour
Their employees work voluntarily and are entitled to leave work
They provide each employee with an employment contract that contains a reasonable notice period for terminating their employment
They don't require employees to post a deposit/bond and don't withhold their salaries for any reasons
They don't require employees to surrender their passports or work permits as a condition of employment
We operate the following policies for identifying and preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operations:
We encourage all employees, customers and suppliers to report any concerns about misconduct, unfair treatment, illegal activity and other related matters without fear of retaliation.
Code of Conduct
Our code encourages employees to do the right thing by clearly stating the actions and behavior expected of them when representing the business. We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behavior when operating abroad and managing our supply chain.
Equal Opportunities Policy
Employees can be assured our work environment is inclusive and everyone is treated with respect. We adopt a zero-tolerance approach and acts of discrimination, harassment, bullying or victimization are not tolerated and can lead to disciplinaries or even dismissal.
This policy refers to our responsibility towards the community, environment and workplace and how we go beyond give back to the community, protect our environment and promote human rights.
FS has raised awareness of modern slavery issues by putting up posters across our facilities and sending emails to our staff raising awareness which explains our commitment in fighting against modern slavery and how modern slavery/ human trafficking can be identified and reported.
In addition to the awareness program, we are committed to emplobyee training to ensure they are knowledgeable about relevant areas regarding modern slavery and human trafficking. We want our employees to be able to recognize misconduct in the work place or within supply chains. We also want our employees to understand the risks of bribery, fraud and corruption and bring this to our attention if this occurs, so we can eliminate any inappropriate conduct. Our intensive training will provide our employees the skills to handle such situations.
We will also provide our employees with training on identifying modern slavery via e-learning courses, which will cover:
Various forms of modern slavery in which people can be held and exploited
The size of the problem and the risk to our organisation
How employees can identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking, including unrealistically low prices
How employees should respond if they suspect slavery or human trafficking
How suppliers can escalate potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant people within their own organisation
What external help is available for the victims of slavery
What terms and guidance should be provided to suppliers in relation to slavery policies and controls
What steps we will take if a supplier fails to implement anti-slavery policies or controls
A confirmation from employees that they will abide by our anti-slavery policy
We are in the process of:
Requiring staff to complete training on modern slavery
Developing a system for supply chain verification
Reviewing our existing supply chains
Checking that our employees are all being paid fairly and not working excessive hours
Making sure our facilities are safe to work in
This statement relates to the financial year from 2023 to 2024, and applies to FS.COM PTY LTD and all other entities of FS.COM our office. We are engaged in the public and are engaged in the process of applying for and accepting our Anti-slavery Application.
Signature of the Director
Mr. Wei Xiang
Ms. Xuekun Li
Date: 16 May 2023