Strategic Solutions

Unchained offers strategic solutions to simplify ESG and CSR complexities, aiding organizations of all sizes and types in addressing modern slavery, human trafficking, and other impact areas. Our services encompass training workshops, strategy sessions, and analytical tools to facilitate compliance with the Corporate Sustainable Reporting Directive and conduct due diligence on human rights and environmental concerns.

 By guiding organizations in risk assessment, business practice improvement, and fostering positive impacts, we empower them to thrive locally and globally.

Unchained ensures the full range of ESG indicators are supported through its approach to partnerships, reflecting the need for multi-stakeholder collaboration.

Key partners include Trace SCI, Intertek SAI Global, Prological, Givvable and Supply Chain Partners.



Unchained's Strategic Framework Review and Action Roadmap solution assesses organisations' engagement and maturity with business, human rights, and environmental due diligence directives like the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.

The review involves a comprehensive desk-based investigation of the organisation's governance and risk management framework to identify gaps, challenges, and opportunities for due diligence. Documents such as sustainability reports, policy portfolios, and stakeholder engagement data are reviewed. Additionally, a 1-3-year Action Roadmap for continuous improvement is provided.

This solution aims to help organisations enhance their compliance with legislative criteria and improve their approach to addressing human rights and environmental concerns throughout their value chain.


We can help you design a strategy to engage those stakeholders with the highest risk in your value chain including suppliers, distributors and third-party hire firms. Our strategy includes those who are most critical to your organisation and where you can leverage your influence for positive social and environmental change. This includes the development of a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) and engaging your external stakeholders in your value chain through workshops and forums for mutual input.

The baseline for strategic engagement with external stakeholders is in collaboration, in which the human rights and environmental risks are not only addressed, but more resilient and responsible value chain is developed.


Unchained can support you with measuring the effectiveness of your actions in human rights and environmental due diligence. Through our Impact Measurement Framework, we will review your current process to track progress and then workshop where improvements can be made. Overall, we will help you design and develop the right logic model and framework with suggested goals, indicators and outputs that align with your business and your place in the domestic and global business ecosystem.


Through the Freedom Business Alliance, we facilitate a shared-value partnership program so you can support social enterprises that work directly with the survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking. These purpose-built strategic social enterprises provide vocational training and meaningful employment. Through them, you can be sure to make a lasting social impact as part of your overall CSR strategy and enable global teams to thrive.

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Using our digital tools in data analytics, we will assess your entire value chain for human rights and modern slavery risk. This includes mapping and categorising your supplier base to create a risk profile for each of your suppliers, distributors and service providers. It is then through our channel partners; we can conduct a supplier vertical mapping assessment and social compliance audit. These tools help you to get greater clarity on what the real risks are at the source of production and extraction of raw materials.


The Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) and (NSW) expect organisations to have a clear understanding of where the risks of forced labour, child labour and human trafficking may lie in their entire value chain. Utilising our risk assessment tool, we enable you to understand the risk of modern slavery in your supply chain and operations. We do this through our modern slavery risk matrix to assess the inherent risks. This matrix includes the integration of country and category risk based on a UNSPSC taxonomy.


The first step in the modern slavery risk assessment is to map the direct suppliers in your supply chain by geography, product and spend. At Unchained, we categorise suppliers using the UNSPSC taxonomy. We then deploy our risk matrix to assess modern slavery risk by country and category. With the foundational understanding of where the risks lie among your key vendors within your value-chain, we can help you establish a framework to go deeper in risk management towards the sources of production and beyond.


Following the inherent risk assessment outlined above, Unchained will help you to segment those suppliers and labour hire-firms in the medium-to-high risk category. With this segment, Unchained can conduct a residual risk assessment comprising a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) covering over 30 key questions on business and human rights including environmental factors.

Using Unchained’s SAQ scoring mechanism, Unchained will bench-mark your suppliers on their responses and supportive evidence including policies and risk management data, and provide an analysis report with insights and recommendations on next steps.


Selecting the suppliers with the highest risk of human rights and modern slavery, we then conduct a deep dive risk assessment to understand what the real risks are, something that a theoretical and algorithmic assessment can only point. Through a channel partner Trace SCI, we can conduct a Traceability and Transparency process where we vertically map the products you use down to the production level. This process is designed to shorten the supply chain, improve quality and efficiency, and reduce monetary leakage.

The process will also give insight into the specifics and context of where the real risks lie. This process is complemented with a social audit conducted that will provide ongoing monitoring and reporting.

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Facilitation and training are at the core of who are at Unchained to enable your local and global teams to thrive.

We ensure that everyone on your team is conversant with the global issue of human rights and environmental due diligence including the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking. Unchained has a full suite of training products including keynote and expert presentations for your corporate events, highly interactive skills training workshops to build capacity, and e-learning modules to educate a range of business and healthcare professionals. At Unchained, our mandate is to inspire, by stating the facts and presenting the reality of ESG and CSR dimension through case studies and storytelling.


Our director, Sarah Morse is a captivating motivational keynote speaker and facilitator, ready to present at your next conference and/or corporate event, in-person and online. Sarah will inspire you with her own personal experience of working with survivors of modern slavery, along with her and humanitarian work in poverty and exploitation. Sarah’s passion for organisational change and transformation is demonstrated in her own stories and journey of courage. You will be left with a clear vision on how to enable your local and global team to thrive.

Schedule a free call with Sarah today


Going beyond awareness, our workshops help you build your capacity and skills to identify human rights and environmental risks and inspire you to take up leadership opportunities within your industry and sector. This is especially important for those on the front line of stakeholder engagement and ethical sourcing.

We also conduct Executive Roundtable meetings to equip senior executives and board directors with the solid understanding of business and human rights and environmental due diligence in relation to governance frameworks.

There’s much to see here with our wide variety of training products on modern slavery. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to contact us.

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Unchained brings together all your hard work in policy development, systems integration, risk management and stakeholder engagement, and help you to develop your Human Rights and Modern Slavery Statement. We also have a comprehensive process to review statements before approval and final submission. Unchained can also review and develop your policy portfolio to ensure it includes the right inputs and controls for human rights and environmental due diligence. 


Your Human Rights or Modern Slavery Position Statement is crucial for showcasing your stance on issues like forced labor, child labor, and human trafficking, along with detailing actions taken to improve your operations. Our Human Rights and Modern Slavery Statement Review service aids in advancing compliance with directives like the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth).

Using a comprehensive checklist, we assess your statement to pinpoint gaps and opportunities, offering expert recommendations for enhancement. Additionally, we assist in designing your next statement, providing structural templates, technical content, and advisory support tailored to meet relevant reporting directives, such as the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) in Australia.

This service ensures your statement aligns with compliance criteria, benchmarks against industry peers, and embodies best practices, fostering transparency and accountability in addressing human rights and modern slavery issues within your organization's value chain.


Unchained offers a stand-alone policy portfolio review in addition to it mean offered through our Strategic Framework Review service. Using our ethical policy portfolio review framework, we can review your current policies to ensure they are in alignment with the human rights and environmental due diligence directives, guiding principles on business and human rights and legislative criteria as found in the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) and other globally recognised initiatives. This involves inputting clauses that address modern slavery risks and related human rights violations.

Additionally, we can advise and assist you in developing new policies that you may not have, including a supplier code of conduct, remediation policy and grievance mechanism.

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CORPORATE RESPONSE TO THE MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2018 (CTH) Unchained is committed to responsible business practice and exploring ways to assist our clients to make an enduring and positive social impact on the dimensions of ESG and CSR, with a special focus on the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking. Our commitment is shown through the research we conduct on the Modern Slavery Statements registered with the Australian Border Force for the Department of Attorney-General. Utilising our Modern Slavery Social Impact Measurement Tool, we assess modern slavery statements to see and compare how companies within each sector are working to effect change in their supply chains and operations.


Unchained has the expertise in qualitative and quantitative research and analysis to research cases of human rights and environmental risk for our clients. The Unchained team also has unique lived experience in humanitarian work and with survivors of human rights violations. This is combined with our knowledge of tools, and expertise to assist organisations to accelerate the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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