Coffey is committed to maintaining business practices that honour and protect the dignity and integrity of everyone with whom the company conducts business, employs and serves.

As a leading international development managing contractor, Coffey fully supports continued progression and improvement within the development community in order to make development initiatives more effective.

We are committed to taking action within existing and future development activities to foster the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals and to embed the principles of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Accra Agenda for Action into our systems and procedures. We are also committed to addressing the various cross-cutting themes relevant to the development context to ensure that all people can access and enjoy the benefits of our activities.

Our commitments not only relate to Coffey’s standards for aid delivery, but our expectations and aspirations for our entire organisation.

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

We believe that all large international institutions are likely to be affected by modern slavery issues. Only by engaging in honest, supportive and collaborative dialogue within and across industry sectors about these problems will we begin to fully understand the challenges we all face and be able to design sustainable solutions.

In response to the UK government’s adoption of the Modern Slavery Act (2015) and in anticipation of other countries, including Australia, adopting similar legislation, we have developed a statement outlining our commitment and actions towards ensuring the principles of the Modern Slavery Act are woven into our supply chains and business practices.

Coffey’s statement on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (PDF)

Indigenous participation 

Coffey International Development has a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace.

Our Indigenous participation approach seeks to deliver meaningful cultural recognition, employment, education and training opportunities for Indigenous people. We aim to engage with Indigenous communities, build awareness and understanding within our workforce on Indigenous culture, heritage and issues in the regions that we work and provide sustainable career and business opportunities for Indigenous people.

 Coffey International Development undertakes its business activities in accordance with the following principles:

  • Recognition of and respect for indigenous people

  • Recognition of and respect for indigenous identity and culture

  • Recognition and protection of indigenous Knowledge and intellectual property

In 2018, Coffey International Development developed its first Reconciliation Action Plan as a road map to guide us through our responsibility to help close the gap of disadvantage between many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities and other Australians. Through our RAP we confirm our commitment to reconciliation through collaboration, mutual respect and a responsibility to take action. 

Download Coffey's Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan