The VRL Group has supported a large variety of national and local charities, community groups and causes over many years, engaging with the communities in which the VRL businesses operate.
During the 2010 year VRL undertook an independent benchmarking process, through the London Benchmarking Group ("LBG"), to consistently map and measure the Group’s global charitable and community investments. Key elements of this methodology are now incorporated into this area. This includes VRL's support for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation and for the well regarded Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc.
The VRL Group also supports diversity in its workforce - refer to VRL's Diversity Policy under the Corporate Governance part of this website. VRL also reports under the Workplace Gender Equality Act, which is also available on this website.WGEA Report 2020
The VRL Group is committed to reducing the risk of Modern Slavery within operations and its wider supply chain.
The United Nations estimates 40 million people globally are affected by Modern Slavery. Modern Slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms such as slavery, indentured servitude, and human trafficking.
The VRL Group has a responsibility and obligation to review its Modern Slavery risks in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act (Cth) 2018. To do this, the VRL Group is engaging with its suppliers to determine areas of risk and concern.
Internally, the VRL Group will provide annual training on the Act for staff involved in the selection and management of suppliers, ensuring all contractual agreements are in compliance with the Act.
For more information on the VRL Group’s action toward reducing the risk of Modern Slavery, please refer to the Policy and Code of Conduct available below.