ACCR Company Engagement Scentre Group Ltd

Scentre Group is the owner and operator of Westfield Shopping Centres in Australia and New Zealand.

Scentre Group is one of the largest owners and operators of shopping centres in Australia and New Zealand. Scentre Group (SCG) is one of the largest contractors of commercial cleaning services in Australia. As part of ACCR's program of work looking at labour rights in the commercial cleaning sector, ACCR has been engaging with Scentre Group about how the company prevents modern slavery and wage theft in its cleaning contracts, and how it ensures safe workloads for contracted cleaning staff.

Updates

  1. Media release

    ACCR welcomes additional reporting by Scentre Group

    Scentre Group agreed to disclose their processes for identifying and mitigating risks within their cleaning supply chain. ACCR will be consulting with investors and other stakeholders on the reporting.

  2. Modern Slavery

    Scentre Group agrees to boost pandemic reporting

    ACCR has agreed to withdraw a planned shareholder resolution at their upcoming AGM calling for additional reporting from Scentre on its management of cleaning contracts.

  3. Scentre Group

    Calling all Scentre Group Shareholders

    If you hold Scentre Group (ASX:SCG) shares, please consider registering as a shareholder with ACCR to support this important work to ensure that the cleaners who are responsible for keeping us all safe aren’t subject to wage theft and even modern slavery.

  4. Modern slavery

    Modern Slavery, Subcontracting and Commercial Cleaning

    In 2020, ACCR launched a program of work that looked at material risks associated with various forms of indirect employment: labour hire, contracting and subcontracting. The commercial cleaning sector was identified as a sector where subcontracting is rife, and the risks associated with indirect employment are high.

  5. Subcontracting

    Broken chains of responsibility: Victorian COVID-19 clusters reveal subcontracting risks

    This short-term profiteering is a public health issue. Not only does it jeopardise the health and safety of workers, but it increases risks for the whole community, and has major implications for the whole economy.

  6. Research

    Labour Hire & Contracting Across the ASX100

    New analysis shows that ASX100 companies are only reporting to shareholders and the public about their direct employees, while information about their 'indirect' workforces remains unknown. This report received the RIAA ESG Research (non-broker) Award in 2021.