Decor Systems is committed to ethical business practices and the eradication of modern slavery in all its forms. We firmly believe in upholding human rights, promoting social responsibility, and maintaining transparency in our operations and supply chains. This Modern Slavery Statement outlines our approach to combating modern slavery and human trafficking, the steps we have taken to prevent its occurrence, and our plans for continuous improvement.
This is the second Modern Slavery Statement submitted by Decor Systems. Decor Systems has elected to publish this statement voluntarily, as informed by the Modern Slavery Act 2018.
The purpose of this statement is to outline the business’ systems for identifying the risk of modern slavery in our operations and supply chain and implementing processes to minimise any risk.
Decor Systems recognise that slavery and human trafficking can occur in many forms including forced labour, child labour, human trafficking, forced marriage and deceptive methods of recruiting labour.
Decor Systems are committed to operating responsibly and maintaining ethical standards across our operations, with a particular focus on risk areas within our supply chain.
Decor Systems is a family owned Australian owned and operated vertically integrated manufacturer, supplier and retailer of architectural acoustic panel systems.
Our headquarters, manufacturing and supply facility located in Glendenning, NSW. Decor Systems maintains offices in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Operations and supply chains
Decor Systems is committed to the superior design, production and supply of quality products and services. We have been in the business for over 50 years and offer an extensive range of innovative products, professional services, experience, and industry knowledge.
With a growing team of Sales and Project Consultants located throughout Australia, , a modern manufacturing and supply facility and an international sourcing team, Decor Systems has a valued reputation for reliably delivering state-of-the-art architectural solutions.
Decor Systems’ supply chain includes both local and overseas suppliers with whom the business has established, long-standing supply agreements in place.
Our manufacturing facility produces custom and made-to-order products, sourcing raw materials and componentry from tier one suppliers mostly located in Australia.
Our importing division sources and assembles materials that requires little or no customisation, with raw materials sourced largely from suppliers located in Germany, USA and Latvia, as well as some local Australian suppliers.
Addressing the risk of modern slavery practices
The Decor Systems executive team are committed to ethical procurement and oppose slavery in all its forms.
Policies and risk management processes have been implemented to identify and address the risk of modern slavery in our supply chain. This includes routine supplier evaluation and supply chain mapping that encompasses a range of environmental and ethical risks, including modern slavery.
Within this supply chain analysis, BFX has identified two areas of risk. First, a generally low risk of modern slavery in the construction supplies sector. Second, some second-tier suppliers where materials are imported from overseas have a medium geographic and entity risk.
Due Diligence and Remediation Processes
To date, Decor Systems has had no reported incidents of modern slavery or breaches by its overseas suppliers.
Nevertheless, Decor Systems recognises the inherent risk of slavery and human trafficking within the supply chain and has established internal processes to guide supplier selection and tendering, including:
- Consideration of certain factors before a supplier is awarded a supply contract. For example, the potential supplier’s reputation, ability to supply, integrity, financial strength and compliance with legislation and best practice.
- Ensuring that Decor Systems do not purchase materials from suppliers that breach the UN Guiding Principles. If any existing suppliers are found to have breached the UN Guiding Principles, Decor Systems will take immediate steps to reassess those supply arrangements.
- Staff training within Decor Systems direct supply chain,in which supplier evaluation is conducted prior to engagement of suppliers.
- Existing suppliers are audited in line with Decor Systems GECA, FSC and Illegal Logging Audit requirements.
Over the next year, Decor Systems focus areas will be:
- Further refining our procurement processes and training our procurement team with best practice initiatives.
- Reviewing identified risk areas in the supply chain and reporting to the Decor Systems board.
Chief Executive Officer