Hassell is a leading international design practice with studios in Australia, China, South East Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. We respect the rights of those who work for and with us. We are committed to high standards of ethical conduct and operate our business in full compliance with all international laws and regulations.
Our Structure, Business and Supply Chains
Hassell operates in Australia through Hassell Ltd, our Australian trading entity. Hassell Ltd is owned by the Australian parent company, Hassell Australia Ltd. In other jurisdictions we operate local subsidiary companies of Hassell International Ltd, also an Australian unlisted public company.
Our supply chains comprise of other professional design firms together with various suppliers required as part of our design process and normal business operations.
Hassell has various policies in place including a Code of Ethics which includes a statement on Human Rights. In addition we have policies addressing Equal Opportunity, prevention of Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment. A Whistleblower Protection policy also exists to encourage employees to speak up if they see any misconduct.
We consider the overall risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain to be low. On projects and situations where this risk may change we strive to work with suppliers, and other professionals, who are well known to us or adhere to a similar code of ethics.
Our procurement teams assess our suppliers and where appropriate seek suppliers to complete questionnaires on their own policies and procedures. Should suppliers fail to meet our standards in this regard Hassell will terminate such agreements.
Our Executive team and other relevant employees have been made aware of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, and our policies have been updated as set out above.
This is a statement approved by the Hassell Board in accordance with s 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK) for the year ended 30 June 2019.