modern slavery statement

Our Business

Rawlinsons (W.A.) is a Quantity Surveying and Construction Cost Management firm, founded in 1953 Perth, Western Australia.

Our philosophy has always been to provide professional expertise in specialist cost management and budgetary control to all construction and development projects, with meticulous detail and exceptional service. 

Along with providing cost consultancy services, Rawlinsons (W.A.) are the creators and editors of the extensively circulated Rawlinsons Australian Construction Handbook and Rawlinsons Construction Cost Guide. Our publications are produced annually, providing the Australia Construction industry with a comprehensive and current library of construction pricing information.

Rawlinsons (W.A.) are committed to corporate responsibility and believe transparency is the best way we can provide the public with the assurance that we are doing our best as an ethical corporate citizen.

In compliance with the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018 we have published our company statement in which we explain how slavery can affect our business and the steps we are taking to fight against it.

Based in Western Australia, all of our cost management consultancy services are conducted in house by employees who are Australian citizens. In our Publishing wing our team is made up of full time, part time and casual employees, all of whom are Australian citizens. In the compilation of the Construction Cost Publications we pay consultants across Australia to assist us in obtaining the accurate cost data contained in the books.

Risk Management

Strengthening our supplier engagement process

Establishing grievance mechanisms and channels for individual worker feedback

Improving our knowledge base by collecting relevant data and improving product traceability

Third party engagement:
Building strategic alliances with independent social auditors

Supplier collaboration:
Encouraging suppliers to collaborate to address slavery and human trafficking issues

Establishing a framework for organisation accountability to allow for raising issues, making suggestions, voicing grievances and reporting slavery and human trafficking

Due Diligence

We understand that our biggest exposure to Modern Slavery is in our product supply chains in regards to the production of our annual publications.

Rawlinsons (W.A.) can ensure that we collaborate with likeminded suppliers who are not engaged with businesses who operate using any form of Modern Slavery.

Details of our suppliers, and, if applicable, their Modern Slavery Statements, can be made available upon request.

Training Available to Staff

A key part of our slavery and human trafficking strategy is to promote cultural change through training.

All Rawlinsons (W.A.)’s employees must complete an online training module on modern slavery run by UTS (University of Technology Sydney) and compiled by Anti-Slavery Australia.

About this Statement

This statement was prepared by Rawlinsons (W.A.) Pty Ltd.

To learn more please contact:

Kirsty Maxted
Business Manager
(08) 9424 5800