Responsible business practices
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 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.
Coffey is committed to proactively protecting children from abuse and we maintain a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of child exploitation and abuse.
Each and every one of our staff undergo comprehensive criminal record checks. Our Child Protection Policy raises awareness but also provides a framework and tools that aims to create a culture where all our operations, activities and planning considers the risks to children both at home and in developing countries.
Coffey will never knowingly permit a person to work with children if they pose an unacceptable risk to their safety or well-being. We not only work to eliminate instances of child abuse and child exploitation but we also seek to actively protect children who are in involved with our projects.