BAE Systems Australia Holdings Limited ACN 008 648 333 (BAE Systems Australia Holdings) is a company incorporated and operating in Australia. It is ultimately wholly-owned by BAE Systems plc, Company Number 1470151, a company incorporated in England and Wales and listed on the London Stock Exchange.
BAE Systems Australia Holdings is filing this statement on behalf of the BAE Systems Australia group of companies, specifically:
- BAE Systems Australia Limited, ACN 008 423 005;
- BAE Systems Australia Defence Pty Ltd, ACN 006 870 846; and
- ASC Shipbuilding Pty Limited, ACN 051 899 864.
Together, the above companies are referred to as the BAE Systems Australia Group.
Due to the nature of operations, this statement does not apply to BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Pty Ltd, ACN 111 187 270. It should be noted however, that BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Pty Ltd adopts similar approaches to assessing, managing and addressing modern slavery risks in line with our global modern slavery policies mandated by BAE Systems plc.
This statement was approved by the Executive Leadership Team on 13 June 2023 in its capacity as the principal governing body of the BAE Systems Australia Group.
The Executive Leadership Team comprises the statutory Directors and the Company Secretary of all companies in the BAE Systems Australia Group, as well as other executive leaders.
Whilst BAE Systems Australia Holdings has filed this statement, BAE Systems Australia Holdings is the holding company of the BAE Systems Australia Group and does not have any outward facing operations or undertake external procurement.
During this reporting period, consultation between entities was conducted as follows: a modern slavery working group was established, formed by employees of the BAE Systems Australia Group. The working group’s objectives were to frame expectations, raise awareness, and understand the approach to mitigating modern slavery risks employed by each operating member of the BAE Systems Australia Group. The working group was then empowered to collaboratively develop this statement.
This statement is signed by Ben Hudson in his role as a Director of BAE Systems Australia Holdings Limited, and Director and Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems Australia Limited, on 13 June 2023.
To view the 2023 Australian Modern Slavery Act Report please use the link below.