Modern Slavery Statement

Introduction

Modern slavery is a heinous crime and a morally reprehensible act that deprives a person’s liberty and dignity for another person’s gain. It is a real problem for millions of people around the world, including many in developed countries, who are being kept and exploited in various forms of slavery. Every company is at risk of being involved in this crime through its own operations and its supply chain.

At AWN Holdings Limited (AWN), we are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain. We have taken steps to tackle modern slavery, as outlined in this statement. This statement sets out the actions that we have taken to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business, and to implement steps to prevent slavery and human trafficking during the financial year ended 30 June 2020.

Our business and supply chains

AWN is a B Corp certified group which invests in and operates wholly and partly-owned subsidiaries. Our key operating entities, operations and associated supply chains are as follows:+

  1. VivoPower International PLC (VivoPower) is a global B Corp Certified company and a sustainable energy solutions provider encompassing battery technology, electric vehicles, solar and critical power services. VivoPower is headquartered in London, United Kingdom and also operates in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the United States. VivoPower’s supply chain includes:
    • Travel services;
    • Energy and utilities;
    • Electrical equipment, materials and tools (solar panels, inverters, cabling, materials, generators, fixtures and fittings, etc.);
    • Electronic equipment (computers, mobile devices, etc.);
    • Personal protective equipment and clothing;
    • Professional services;
    • Financial services; and
    • Office and stationary supplies.
  2. EdventureCo Pty Ltd (EdventureCo) is a leading vocational and professional education and training (VPET) group with established and reputable college brands in VPET fields such as:
    • DDLS – information & communication technology (ICT);
    • Everthought Education – building and construction; and
    • ENS International – negotiation skills training.

    EdventureCo’s operations are located in Australia and the Philippines. EdventureCo’s supply chain includes:

    • Travel services;
    • Energy and utilities;
    • Electronic equipment (computers, mobile devices, etc.);
    • Cleaners;
    • Caterers;
    • Training course vendors;
    • Professional services;
    • Financial services; and
    • Office and stationary supplies.
  3. Arowana Funds Management (AFM) is a wholly-owned investment manager of AWN. The fund vehicles managed by AFM include the Contrarian Value Fund, Arowana Australasian Special Situations Fund and the Arowana Special Income Opportunities Fund. AFM’s supply chain includes:
      • Professional services;
      • Financial services;
      • Electronic equipment (computers, mobile devices, etc.);
      • Cleaners; and
      • Office and stationary supplies.
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