Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is committed to eradicating modern slavery and human trafficking and to:
- acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all of its business dealings and relationships; and
- implementing processes to minimise the occurrence of modern slavery and human trafficking either within its own operations or in any of its supply chains.
- raising awareness in its offices and school communities of the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking through its social teachings.
“Therefore, we declare on each and every one of our creeds that modern slavery, in terms of human trafficking, forced labour and prostitution, and organ trafficking, is a crime against humanity. Its victims are from all walks of life, but are most frequently among the poorest and most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters. On behalf of all of them, our communities of faith are called to reject, without exception, any systematic deprivation of individual freedom for the purposes of personal or commercial exploitation; in their name, we make this declaration.”
Pope Francis — Declaration on International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, 2014