Unchained’s SME Toolkit

Embark on a straightforward journey towards alignment with human rights due diligence reporting frameworks such as the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act 2018 and NSW Modern Slavery Amendment Act 2021 in Australia.

Our SME Toolkit enables small businesses with the essential resources and step-by-step guidance to align their organisation with responsible business practices around human rights and modern slavery due diligence.


The Modern Slavery Act 2018 is reshaping the landscape for Australian businesses of all sizes. Beyond the immediate effect on large companies with significant revenue, its ripple is reaching Tier 1 suppliers across Australia.

Are you grappling with a client’s Self-Assessment Questionnaire or struggling to meet tender requirements due to modern slavery policies

At Unchained, we’re here to support and guide you and offer our expertise in human rights due diligence with a comprehensive suite of services tailored for SMEs.

Through our e-learning modules, policy templates, risk assessment tools and strategic planners, we have enabled a number of organisations ranging from modest startups, not-for-profits, and list companies.

Unchained’s SME Toolkit is designed to enhance the agility of your business and its readiness for doing business with companies that are committed to reporting on human rights and modern slavery. By using it you will discover a:

Clearer Purpose

Stronger Market Presence

Potential for profit and growth

“Discover our adaptable pricing model that accelerates your journey to compliance. Let’s navigate this together towards Modern Slavery Act readiness.”


Dr. Stephen Morse – CEO

Dr Stephen Morse Unchained Solutions


If you want to build capacity to reach compliance, these are the six elements your organisation needs.

Ethical Policies and Procedures

Your organisation needs to have the right policies and procedures in place to demonstrate compliance including modern slavery inputs in contracts, grievance mechanism and a supplier code of conduct.

Solid Framework For reporting

Your organisation needs to have a solid framework in place to monitor and report on modern slavery risks, with clear objectives of what you want to achieve along with the right set of KPIs.

Stakeholder Education

Your board, executive leadership, staff, contractors and suppliers need to know the ‘why’ behind the compliance and what is required by the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth).

Risk Assessment Tools

Your organisation needs the right tools to map, diagnose and investigate modern slavery risks to the operations and supply chain.

Board Appetite For Change

Your executive leadership needs to have an appetite for effecting cultural change as addressing modern slavery requires a significant shift in the way your organisation does business.

Subject Matter Expertise

Depending on your organisation’s capacity to comply, it needs subject matter expertise in the legalities of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth), as well as in sustainable procurement and value chain mapping.


Our proven process for remaining competitive as Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) compliant.


Develop a reporting mechanism to show the actions taken and the plans made to improve in the next 12 months.


Integrate modern slavery inputs into contract clauses; develop a code of conduct for team and suppliers.


Understand how you deliver to your market and identify where the risks of modern slavery could impact that value.


Understand how you deliver value to your market and identify where the risks of modern slavery could impact that value.


Set a list of objectives and KPIs the organisation is going to focus on and achieve over the next two to three years, and map your steps for continuous improvement.


Appoint a small working group of key personnel to manage the process of due diligence, and continual improvement over time.


When you take steps to implement the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) using our proven process, these are the benefits:


Your workers will derive a sense of purpose leading to greater innovation and team retention.

"The 2016 Cone Communications Millennial Employee Study found that 64% of Millennials won't take a job if their employer doesn't have a strong CSR policy, and 83% would be more loyal to a company that helps them contribute to social and environmental issues (vs. 70% U.S. average)."


You’ll improve your reputation among customers and investors as their pressure has shifted market expectations.

"Deloitte's Retail Trends 2020 report, which outlines the top six retail trends for the coming year, found that an “authentic purpose is now as important as digital to the next generation of customers."


Your upfront investment will give you a licence to operate attracting more business.

"The Kantor Purpose 2020 study demonstrates that over a period of 12 years, the brands with high perceived positive impact have a brand value growth of 175%, versus 86% for medium positive impact and 70% for low positive impact."


These Packages offer tools for enhanced market adaptability, ESG reporting, and address modern slavery, leading to a defined purpose, improved brand strength, and higher profits.


– E-Learning Module: Engaging with the Issue of Modern Slavery – Create your first position statement on Modern Slavery


– Includes ‘Basic’ Package plus access to E-Learning Module for 3 users – Mini Gaps Analysis of your business to assess modern slavery enablers – Ethical Sourcing Policy Template


– Includes ‘Basic’ Package plus access to E-Learning Modules for 5 users and ‘Essential’ Package – 30-minute consultation with an Unchained Senior Consultant


– Ideal for small and medium entities, entities wishing to do a voluntary disclosure, or startups.

The complete package includes:

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