b'BACK TO NAVIGATION CODE OF CONDUCTSOCIAL ENTERPRISES AND AFFIRMATIVE PURCHASINGSocial enterprise is a business that has specific social objectives that serve its primary purpose and are becoming increasingly relevant in supply chains to law Social enterprises seek to maximize profits while maximizing benefits to society and the environment and their profits are principally used to fund social programs. Many existing products and services used by law firms are also provided by social enterprises. Catering services, stationary supplies, corporate gifts and artwork and coffee and fruit supplies are all available through social enterprises.and services, stationary and social enterprises can supply goods and services that deliberately focus on providing social benefits as a planned associated benefit of their business. Law firms can also seek to support specific groups such as indigenous business though their purchasing decisions One example is the Supply Nation, a government endorsed program providing information and a directory to assist organisations to locate indigenous service providers.Information on sustainable procurement is also becoming more widely available, with the emergence of a range of resources and tools being compiled by NGOs and business. Modern SlaveryAccording to the Global Modern Slavery Index an estimated 40.3 million men, women, and children were victims of modern slavery on any given day in 2016. Of these, 24.9 million people were in forced labour and 15.4 million people were living in a forced marriage. Women and girls are vastly over-represented, making up seventy-one percent of victims. In the past five years, 89 million people experienced some form of modern slavery for periods of time and collectively approximately US$150 billion per year is generated in the global private economy from forced labour. Modern slavery is most prevalent in Asia and the Pacific region. Sixty-two percent of all people enslaved, or twenty-five million people in Asia-Pacific Region are enslaved including 4,300 people in Australia.Australias new Modern Slavery Act 2018 Act was passed by parliament on 29 November 2018 andcame into effect on 1 January 2019. The new legislation consolidates Australian law within a Modern Slavery Act and introduces new provisions for corporate disclosures and reporting, requiring public disclosure within six months after the end of each organisations financial reporting period. The NSW Modern Slavery Act was passed and assented to the legislation in June 2018 requires commercial organisations with an annual turnover of $50 million or more to produce a Modern Slavery Statement on the incidence of modern slavery in their supply chains. In June 2019 the NSW Government announced a review of their intended legislation which begun in August 2019 with scheduled release of review findings due on the 14th of February 2020 but finally released on 28 September 2020. Both Commonwealth and NSW Acts seek to ensure that companies have a publicly available modern slavery statement forcustomers and the public toscrutinise. Thisenables consumers and contractual counter-parties to assess, make decisions and participate in a debate about ethical supply chains. MODERN SLAVERY SUPPLY CHAIN STANDARDS RISK MANAGEMENTUN Global compact &Sustainable Development GoalsGender EqualityIndigenous InclusionCommunity DevelopmentFair Consumer &Competition PracticesFair Labour PracticesEnvironmental ImpactsHuman Rights0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%Perecentage of firms Commonwealth & NSW 53% Commonwealth only 18%NSW only 3% No 26%79'