Australia: New report on Labour Hire and Contracting Across the ASX100

Author: Dr Katie Hepworth, Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR), Published on: 21 May 2020

"Labour Hire & Contracting Across the ASX100", 12 May 2020

The report describes the key workforce and operational risks associated with triangular working arrangements, analyses how ASX100 companies in selected sectors are exposed to these risks, and how they are reporting on their use of these arrangements.



ACCR analysed the workforce reporting of 19 "host companies" in the mining, construction and property service sectors, with a focus on disclosures regarding the labour hire and contract workforce. This analysis found:

Company disclosure on labour hire and/or contractors is very limited.[...]


Most companies do not define 'labour hire' and/or 'contractor' as terms in their reporting. [...]


Most companies do not report on the size of their labour hire and/or contractor workforce, in either their Australian or global operations. [...]


While most companies report some numerical health and safety data, very few disaggregate this for their contractor and/or labour hire workforce. [...]


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Related companies: Alumina BHP (formerly BHP Billiton) Charter Hall CIMIC Dexus Downer Group Evolution Mining Fortescue Metals Group Goodman GPT Group Iluka Resources Lend Lease Group Mirvac Newcrest Mining Northern Star Rio Tinto Scentre Stockland Vicinity Whitehaven Coal