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MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT - Lowes Manhattan Pty Ltd Modern Slavery
MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT                2022
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                                                                           SINCE 1898

                                                                               MANAGING DIRECTOR           Mrs Linda Penn
                                                                                            DIRECTOR       Mr Jeffrey Mueller

                                                                                  SENIOR LEADERSHIP
                                                                            MANAGING DIRECTOR / CEO        MRS LINDA PENN
                                       This Document is approved by the
                                        principal governing body of the                   Chief Advisor    Lucy Gibson
                                        entity Mrs Linda Penn set out in                  Chief Advisor    Sarann Ryan
                                       the Modern Slavery 2018 (the Act)
                                              as per section 31(2).              Chief Financial Officer   Jim Kondonis
                                                                                        Head of People     Jason Heap
                                               MRS LINDA PENN                     Head of Merchandise      Michael Manios
                                          CEO/ MANAGING DIRECTOR                      Head of Property     David Johnston

                                                                            LOWES PANEL FOR MODERN
                                                                                SLAVERY COMPLIANCE
                                                                                          Chief Advisor    Sarann Ryan
                                                                                  Head of School-wear      Timothy Bryant
                                                                                        Head of People     Jason Heap
                                                                                  Head of Merchandise      Michael Manios

                                                                            CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
                                                                                          Team Leader      Tim Zhu
                                                                                          Chief Advisor    Sarann Ryan
                                                                                  Head of School-wear      Timothy Bryant
                                                                                      Buyer Menswear       Don Phrachanh
                                                                                    Buyer School-wear      Rebecca Burger

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                                                         Identify the reporting entity    ENTITY
                                                                                          3        Directors | Leadership
                                                                                          6        Modern Slavery statement
                                                                                          8        Reporting entity
                                                              Describe the structure,     9        Structure | Turnover
                                                              operations and supply
                                                                                          10       Mens Finance company

                                                                                          STRUCTURE | OPERATIONS
                                                                                          11       Supply Chains
                                                                                          14       Our store locations
                                                                                          16       Our Brands
                                                                                          18       Lowes school uniforms

                                                         Describe the risks of modern     RISK
                                                              slavery practices in the
                                                                   and supply chains      25       Identifying, Mitigating & Remediating risk
                                                                                                   of Modern Slavery
                                                                 The reporting entity
                                                          consulted on its statement      27       Consultation with controlled entities
                                                          with any entities it owns or
                                                                               controls   28       List of suppliers and risk

                                                           Describe what actions the      ACTIONS
                                                         reporting entity is taking to
                                                         assess and address the risks     30       Addressing Modern Slavery | Timelines
                                                                  of modern slavery
                                                                 practices occurring
                                                                                          32       Continuous Improvement | Lowes Panel
                                                                                          33       Waste management
                                                                                          35       Lowes Gateway process

                                                                                          37       Apparel development process
                                                                                          38       Audit schedule
                                                                                          39       2022 commitments
                                                            Include information that
                                                            you think is relevant, but
                                                           that is not covered by the
                                                         other six mandatory criteria

                                                                                          40       Lowes whistle-blower policy

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     As a leader in the retail industry, Lowes takes its     Lowes staff members conduct inspections of the        Lowes’ goal is to only engage suppliers who           Lowes will not source from a manufacturer who
     ethical and social responsibilities seriously. We are   facilities and working conditions for all suppliers   operate under acceptable human rights conditions      fails one of these annual audits.
     committed to upholding human rights and fair            in the countries we source from.                      and protect workers’ human rights. To monitor this,
                                                                                                                                                                         Lowes seeks to form close, long-term
     working conditions and ensure that our suppliers                                                              every supplier is subject to an independent audit
                                                             Additional to this, Lowes has engaged third                                                                 relationships with its providers to better enable
     adhere to our legal, moral and ethical standards                                                              on an annual basis. Audits conducted under the
                                                             party provider ‘Intertek’ whom is a globally                                                                us to ensure that these guidelines are enacted.
     that are governed by the 2018 Modern Slavery                                                                  Business Social Compliance initiative (BSCI) which
                                                             recognised leader in governance and assurance
     Act.                                                                                                          is an initiative of the Foreign Trade Association     This statement is made pursuant to section 11 (2)
                                                             to conduct Audits of our factories and validation
                                                                                                                   (FTA) are an example.                                 of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 and constitutes
     We ensure that all products we purchase come            on previously obtained aduit assessments.
                                                                                                                                                                         the Lowes – Manhattan Pty Ltd’s slavery and
     from ethical sources and that we, by association or
                                                             Lowes will not accept, under any circumstances,                                                             human trafficking statement for the financial year
     otherwise, are not party to any illegal or unethical
                                                             any of the following practices from the suppliers     The audit covers the following areas.                 ending 2021and was approved by the CEO on 30 th
     manufacturing practices.
                                                             we deal with:                                                                                               of November 2021 .
                                                                                                                   •   Producer’s background
     We have a range of measures in place that
     form our responsible sourcing guidelines. All                                                                 •   Management practice
     employees of Lowes, or agents working for Lowes,        •   Child labour                                                                                            SIGNED: MRS LINDA PENN
                                                                                                                   •   Health and social facilities
     must always comply with these guidelines. They          •   Unsafe working conditions
     must ensure that any supplier, either local or                                                                •   Occupational Health and Safety
     offshore, must always fully comply.                     •   Illegal conduct
                                                                                                                   •   Dormitories (if applicable)
     The following represents the minimum                    •   Corruption
                                                                                                                   •   Environment
     requirements Lowes requires in regards to all our       •   Excessive work hours
                                                                                                                   •   Documentation
                                                             •   Discrimination
                                                                                                                   •   Working hours
     All suppliers, either local or offshore, must comply
                                                             •   Forced labour of any kind
     with all laws, regulations, building codes, and                                                               •   Compensation
     industrial regulations of the country or countries      •   Denial of the right of freedom of association
                                                                                                                   •   Child labour
     in which they operate, always.                              and of collective bargaining.
                                                                                                                   •   Young Workers
     Every factory that produces garments for Lowes          •   Inhumane treatment
     must provide Lowes or its agents with their                                                                   •   Forced labour
     annual compliance certificate.                                                                                •   Disciplinary measures
     Work conducted for Lowes cannot be                                                                            •   Prison labour
     subcontracted to another supplier. To ensure
     this every production run is checked both during                                                              •   Freedom of association
     manufacturing and at the time of shipping                                                                     •   Collective bargaining
     to ensure compliance as part of our quality
                                                                                                                   •   Discrimination/harassment and abuse
     assurance process.
                                                                                                                   •   Working conditions.

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REPORTING ENTITY                                                                                          OUR STRUCTURE
     ENTITY: LOWES - MANHATTAN PTY LTD                                                                         QUICK STATS
     ABN: 31 000 307 666

     Lowes is a leading Australian menswear, young       Today, Lowes continues to offer the public a range    EMPLOYEES : 1219             Lowes has a combination of employees comprising of store staff
     menswear and schoolwear retail chain offering       of well-made clothing at affordable prices. Lowes     SENIOR LEADERSHIP     7      both permanent, part- time and casual and head office support.
     well-made clothing at affordable prices.            has expanded from its traditional offering of         EXECUTIVE EMPLOYEES   51
                                                         menswear and business wear to offer a full range                                   The head office support has two separate divisions Menswear
     As a family-owned business, Lowes is part of a                                                            STORE EMPLOYEES       1161
                                                                                                                                            and Schoolwear. With field support comprising of Area and State
                                                         of school wear, menswear, sportswear, active wear,
     small but elite group of companies, which have
                                                         footwear and work wear.                                                            Managers for the store network and Account Managers for the
     been in business for 123 years and still 100%
                                                                                                               STORES		 190                 school network.
     Australian owned.                                   Lowes Annual turnover ranges between 260
                                                                                                               NSW			518
                                                         Million and 240 million with on average six million                                Lowes is a 100% Australian family owned company and has always
     For over a century, the company has been built                                                            QLD 			268
                                                         transactions per year.                                                             had a family feel to its culture, this is shown in how many of its staff
     on integrity, forward planning and financial                                                              VIC			122                    have been employed for 10, 20, 30 or 52 and counting years. But it’s
     success. Today, with 190 stores nationwide, it
                                                                                                               WA 			62                     also shown in how our staff view Lowes as an employer. Lowes has
     continues to expand steadily as it has for many
                                                                                                               SA 			38                     won “Retail Employer of the Year” in the large employer category for
                                                                                                               TAS 			9                     3 years running. This award is voted on by the employees of Lowes.
     In a brand conscious society, while many                                                                  ACT 			26                    Lowes values its employees and works hard to ensure that we are an

                                                         Anual turnover
     outfitters have paid dearly to charge more for                                                                                         employer of choice with fairness at the heart of everything we do.
                                                                                                               NT 			15
     a somewhat pretentious, upmarket image,
     Lowes have maintained a simple, down to

     earth integrity in the way they have conducted                                                            SCHOOLS: 		           727
     business for over a century. Since it was founded
     in 1898, it has grown from a traditional “value                                                           ONLINE ONLY 		        2
     for money” menswear store to become a well-                                                               NSW			435
     known Australian icon in its own right.                                                                   ACT			56

                                                         Transactions                                          QLD			93
                                                                                                               SA			20

                                                                                                               WA			47
                                                                                                               VIC			67
                                                                                                               TAS			6
                                                                                                               NT			1

                                                                                                               SUPPLIERS: 		         219
     HEAD OFFICE                                                                                               See pg			24

     HEAD OFFICE: 		             240 Princes Highway Arncliffe 2205
                                                                                                                                                     Lowes “Retail employer
                                                                                                               SUPPLYCHAIN | FREIGHT
     State Office QLD		          Unit 2/56-58 Burchill St Loganhome 4129                                       3PL’s			1
                                                                                                               ROAD FREIGHT		        3

                                                                                                                                                          of the Year”
     State Office VIC		          Unit 29/350 Settlement Rd Thomastown 3074
                                                                                                               FREIGHT FORWARD       1
     State Office WA		           Unit 3/3 Brennan way Belmont West 6104                                        CALL CENTRE		         1

                                                                                                                                                      3 consecutive years!
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     MENSWEAR FINANCE COMPANY (MFC)                                5.5 MILLION UNITS
                                                                          PER ANNUM
     ZERO | EZYWAY                                                         SERVICING
     MENSWEAR FINANCE COMPANY (MFC)                                     SCHOOLWEAR
     ABN: 21002677778                                                    & MENSWEAR
                                                                    FROM IWS MINTO
     MFC is a wholly owned entity that provides an                          LOCATION
     in-store finance card for customers of Lowes                      TO OUR STORE
     menswear operating under the business name                             NET WORK
     “Lowes Zero”. Its operates out of Lowes Menswear
     Arncliffe Head office and provides services solely
     for Lowes Menswear.

                                                                                                                                                                 * image of our 3PL Minto I WS.
       ACTIVE USERS: 142,534

     Established in the early 1950’s by Hans Mueller as
     one of the first credit providers in Australia, his
     mantra ‘pay as you wear’ was an instant success,
     it was relaunched in 2016 under the new product
     ‘ZERO’ managed by ezyway.
                                                                                3PL    INDEPENDENT WAREHOUSE SOLUTIONS
                                                                                       LOCATION: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
                         The Lowes credit facility is highly
                         compliant and governed by responsible                         ABN: 51 611 960 297
                         lending criteria, Lowes adheres to the
                         strict NCCP legislation to maintain its
                                                                                       IWS is a Sydney-based third-party logistics (3PL) services company
                         credit lending license.
                                                                                       committed to consistent and continuous improvement within the
                                                                                       warehousing and distribution operations industry.
                                                                                       Extensive range of value-add services at 3 Western Sydney facilities with
                                                                                       over 21,000 sqm, Wetherill Park, Kemps creek, and a dedicated site exclusive

       The Zero card
                                                                                       for Lowes, located at Minto consitising of 11, 000 Sqm.
                                                                                       Implementing best practices throughout supply chain, state of the art
                                                                                       technological EDI solutions and system integration promotes efficiency and
       represents 9% of                                                                accuracy and reduces manual handling and cost.
                                                                                       Employing 40 permanent employees and 70 casual staff. All non exceutive

       Lowes sales                                                                     employees are coveded by the Australian award scheme.
                                                                                       Two Lowes employees are permanently situated at the Minto facility
                                                                                       working in collaboration with the IWS team.

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SUPPLY CHAINS                                 OUTSOURCED LOGISTICS

               FRIEGHT    DEAN WORLD CARGO 4PL                                                             CALL CENTRE   BDE GROUP
                          LOCATION: PORT MELBOURNE                                                                       LOCATION: FIJI
                          ABN: 794 399 118 49                                                                            ABN 68 601 293 403
                                                                                                                         14 agents
                          DEAN World Cargo consists of 24 staff located in our head office in Port                       83,198 inbound calls from Australia per Annually
                          Melbourne, we handle all operational and customer functions Australia wide
                                                                                                                         140,969 outbound calls from Fiji Annually
                          from a centralised office (we have just hired a full time senior customer
                          service executive in Sydney, hence we will be officially branding as another                   The call center assist in taking calls for the ZERO card, customer
                          branch in Sydney in 2022)                                                                      care for our online division and service our head office switch.
                          DEAN World Cargo is a proudly 100% Australian owned business that has                          BDE supply telephone system, IT Development, Applications
                          been operating for almost 40 years ,established in1983. Some of our key                        software, Provide Australian support and management of
                          values consist of respect, integrity and a commitment to the community                         outsourcing to Greymouse in Fiji .
                          locally and abroad hence we take our responsibilities on ensuring that our                     Lowes staff inspect the working conditions in Fiji 4 times per year
                          supply chain via our strategic partners abroad do not condone or support in                    to ensure working conditions and standards.
                          anyway modern slavery.
                                                                                                                         BDE has star rating in Fiji with their employees getting paid 10-
                          Modern slavery and child labor are crimes and violations of fundamental                        15% above award.
                          human rights. They take various forms , such as slavery, servitude, forced and
                          compulsory labor and human trafficking.                                                        The call center also has a drop off policy where all staff are driven
                                                                                                                         home after their shift or a taxi is provided.
                          DEAN World Cargo and our partners have a zero-tolerance approach to
                          modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity                     A Security guard stands watch after 6.00pm every day and
                          in all our business dealings protecting those most vulnerable in the global                    monitors all activity.
                          supply chain.                                                                                  All staff have a Rostered Day off and have the 10 day sick leave per
                          Providing services for over 300 clients, Handling freight to and from 6                        year as well as 4 weeks annual leave.
                          continents across over 100 ports globally, our largest trade lanes are that                    Greymouse is an equal opportunity employer and employs
                          of China, South East Asia, Sub continent and the USA. With the main ports                      indigenous Fijians, Fijian Indians and other nationalities.
                          shipped from being in mainland China Shanghai, Qingdao, Ningbo to name
                                                                                                                         BDE have escalation procedures to raise any workplace issues.
                          a few with Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta and Port Klang being major trade ports
                          in South East Asia. Chittagong and Nhava Sheva in Bangladesh and India
                          respectively are growing tradelanes.
                          Servicing approx 20,000 TEU per annum handling 500 TEU for Lowes

                           See Tolls Modern Slavery statement

                           AUSPOST | STARTRACK
                          See Australia Post Modern Slavery statement
                                                                                                                                                        * image of our fijian call centre in Suva, Viti levu.

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                                                                                          ‘Lowes has 190
     Airport West             Cranbourne Park                Lilydale                                             Merrylands               Salamander Bay
     Albury                   Dalby                          Lismore                                              Midland Gate             Savvy Tuggeranong
     Armadale WA              Dapto                                                                               Mildura                  Seven Hills

                                                                                           stores nation
     Armidale                 Darwin                         Liverpool                                            Minto                    Shellharbour
     Arndale SA               Dubbo                          Loganholme                                           Miranda                  Shepparton
     Ballarat Central
                              East Hills Girls High School
                              On Campus
                                                             Macdonalds Jamison                wide!’             Mirrabooka
     Bankstown                                               Mackay                                               Morwell                  Springfield
     Bateau Bay                                              Macquarie                                            Mt Druitt                St Joseph’s On Campus

                              Ellenbrook                                                                                                   Shop
     Batemans Bay                                            Maddington                                           Mt Gambier
                              Erina                                                                                                        St Marys
     Bathurst                                                Maitland                                             Mt Gravatt
                              Fairfield                                                                                                    Stafford
     Beenleigh                                               Mandurah                                             Mt Pleasant
                              Figtree                                                                                                      Strathpine
     Belconnen                                               Maroochydore                                         Murray Bridge
                              Forster                                                                                                      Taigum
     Belmont                                                 Marrickville                                         Muswellbrook
                              Fountain Gate                                                                                                Tamworth
     Belmont WA                                              Maryborough                                          Narellan
                              Glendale                                                                                                     Taree
     Bendigo Lansell Square                                  Melton                                               Newcastle

                              Glenorchy                                                                                                    Tea Tree
     Bendigo Marketplace                                     Menai                                                Noosa
                              Gosford                                                                                                      Toombul
     Blacktown                                                                                                    Normanhurst Campus
                              Goulburn                                                                            Shop                     Toormina
                              Grafton                                                                             North Lakes              Top Ryde
                              Grand Central                                                                       Northland                Townsville

                              Green Hills                                                                         Nowra                    Tuggerah
                              Griffith                                                                            Oakleigh                 Tuggeranong
     Browns Plains
                              Gungahlin                                                                           Ocean Keys               Tweed City
                              Gympie                                                                              Orange                   Victoria Point

     Burwood Plaza
                              Head Office                                                                         Pagewood                 Wagga Wagga
     Cairns Central
                              Helensvale                                                                          Palmerston               Warrawong
     Cairns Earlville
                              Hervey Bay                                                                          Parabanks                Warriewood
     Cairns Smithfield
                              Highpoint                                                                           Parramatta               Warringah Mall
                              Hornsby                                                                             Penrith                  Warrnambool
                              Horsham                                                                             Perth Modern School On   Warwick
     Campsie                                                                                                      Campus

                              Hurstville                                                                                                   Waverley Gardens
     Capalaba Park                                                                                                Plenty Valley
                              Inala Plaza                                                                                                  Werribee
                              Ingle Farm                     11                                                   Port Macquarie
                                                                                                                                           West Lakes

                              Jesmond                                                                                                      Wetherill Park School
     Castle Plaza                                                                                                 Raymond Terrace          Uniforms
     Castle Towers                                                                                                Redbank                  Wollongong
                              Kardinya Park
     Castletown                                                                                                   Richmond                 Woodcrest State college
                              Karingal Hub
     Centenary                                                                                                    Riverlink                Woodridge

                                                                                                                  Robina                   Woy Woy
     Charlestown                                                                                                  Rockdale                 Wynnum
     Chermside                                                                                                    Rockhampton              Yeppoon
     Clifford Gardens                                                                                             Rockingham
     Coffs Harbour                                                                                                Roselands
     Colonnades                                                                                                   Rosny Park
                              Lake Haven

     Coomera                                                                                                      Rouse Hill
     Corio                                                                                                        Runaway Bay

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                                                                                                                                                                                                LOOP FOLD LABEL
                                                                                                                                     **Design and artwork is intellectual property
                                                                                                                                         of First Choice Distributors Pty Ltd.

                                          OUR CATEGORIES           APPAREL TYPES
                                          Big Mens
       Lowes Kidswear                                              Tops
                                          Work-wear                T-Shirts
       Baby @ Lowes                       Unisex                   Tanks
       Pets @Lowes                        Hawaiian
                                                                                                                                          ACTUAL SIZE :
       DBK                                Formal Wear
       COUGARS                            School-wear              Trousers
                                          Sportswear                                                                                                                                               A P PA R E L
       Elliott’s                                                   Chinos
                                          Swimwear                 Overalls
       Gumarra                            Matchy Matchy            Suits

       Traders                            Business Wear            Work Boots
                                                                   Training Shoes
                                          Underwear Socks & PJ’s
       Prodigy                                                     Socks
                                          Shoes & Accessories      Jackets                                                                                                POLYESTER
       Manhattan                          Baby-wear                Jumpers
                                                                                                                                                                       WARM MACHINE WASH
                                                                                                                                                                        WITH LIKE COLOURS
                                                                                                                                                                         DO NOT BLEACH
                                                                   Hats                                                                                                    DO NOT SOAK

       Iconic Soul                        Dog Wear                                                                                                                         DO NOT RUB
                                                                   Business shirts                                                                                           LINE DRY        ROBERT HUNTLEY
                                                                                                                                                                        WARM TUMBLE DRY        COLLECTION
                                          Home & Gifts                                                                                                                 DO NOT IRON TRIM OR

       Beare & Ley                                                 Underwear Socks & PJ’s
                                                                                                                                                                      COOL IRON ON REVERSE
                                                                                                                                                                        DO NOT DRY CLEAN X

       Botany Bay Traders                                          Swimwear
       Robert Huntley                                              Tunics
       Riley Adams                                                 Blouses
                                                                   Womens Business Skirts                   ESSENTIALS
       Outer Peak                                                  Sports Representive
                                                                                                                           BY LOWES

       Anglers Edge                                                Leavers bespoke tshirts / jersey                                                                                                                 MAIN LABEL COLOURS
       Traders 308                                                                                    DISTINCTIVE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PROCESS BLACK
       Perizzi                                                                                                      CYAN      NAVY      GREY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SCUBA BLUE-
       Maxsport                                                                                                                                                                                EXCLUSIVE TO LOWES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PANTONE 16-4725 TPX

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OPTICAL WHITE
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Woven Label Design

                                                                                                         Baby at Lowes
                                                                                                                                                                  Swing Tag Design

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“LOWES PROVIDING A PREMIUM CONVENIENCE TO                                                                                                                                              ‘THE GREATEST RISK OF WASTE IS
    LOCAL SCHOOL COMMUNITIES ALL OVER AUSTRALIA,                                                                                                                                           TRANSITIONING UNIFORMS, OUR
    SELLING TO SCHOOLS FOR OVER 100 YEARS!”                                                                                                                                                         CONTRACTS UPHOLD A
                                                                                                                                                                                          BI-LATERAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                          AGREEMENT THAT SHARES EQUAL
                                                                                                                                                                                        RESPONSIBILITY BETWEEN RETAILER
                                                                                                                                                                                                       AND THE SCHOOL ‘

                                                                                                                LIST OF SCHOOLS
                                                                                                                Georges River College            Marist College - Kogarah               Masada College
                                                                                                                St Mary Mackillop College        Carlingford High School                Homebush Boys High
                                                                                                                Perth Modern High School         Freeman Catholic College               St Aloysius
                                                                                                                St Clare's College               Ellenbrook Secondary                   Pascoe Vale Girls College
    Lowes Schoolwear is the largest provider of school      Lowes Schoolwear has qualified under these
                                                                                                                St Patricks College Sutherland   Casimir College Years 7-10             Glenala State High School
    uniforms around Australia. As part of the process in    arrangements based on our experience and
    securing and retaining business Lowes participates      performance with initiatives in place to ensure     Wollondilly Anglican College Y   Strathfield Girls High                 Oran Park High School
    in Tenders for schools and request for Tenders          compliance and continual improvement, with the      Patrician Bros Fairfield         Magdalene Catholic High School         Caroline Chisholm Glenmore Par
    with procurement departments, including various         following governing bodies.                         Cardijn College                  Nowra High School                      Mackay North State High School
    religious archdiocese and state governments                                                                 Mccarthy College Tamworth        East Hills Girls High School           Henry Kendall High
                                                            Queensland Government DETSOA 78764 Standing
    around Australia. Lowes submissions are                                                                     Arthur Phillip High School       Karabar High                           North Sydney Girls High School
                                                            Offer of Arrangement for provision of school
    required to satisfy criteria as set out in the tender
                                                            uniforms and accessories                            Waverley Christian College       Campbelltown Performing Arts           Springfield Central State Scho
    documentation with past performance taken                                                                   John Therry Catholic High        Port Hacking High School Junio         Asquith Boys High Yr 7- 8
    into consideration. Successful candidates must          Western Australian Government ED19088 Supply
                                                                                                                Cherrybrook Technology H/S       Telopea Park School                    Hunter Sports Hs Gateshea
    provide evidence and satisfy contractual terms and      of School Uniforms and Specialty School Apparel –
                                                            Panel                                               Marist Sisters College Woolwic   John The Baptist Ps                    Gympie High School
    conditions during tenure. Terms and conditions
    are established to not only serve community                                                                 Lilydale High School             Normanhurst Boys High School           Hunter River High
                                                            Catholic Education Department, Parramatta
    expectations, but to satisfy requirements with          Archdiocese -Uniform Supply panel of preferred
                                                                                                                Emmaus College                   Tomaree High School                    Lisarow High School
    applicable regulations or regulatory frameworks.        suppliers                                           St. Patrick's Marist College D   Gladstone Park Secondary Colle         Terrigal High School
                                                                                                                Ryde Secondary College           Sydney Technical High                  St. Pauls High School - Yrs 7-
    Lowes is and has been in contact with schools           Catholic Education Department, Wollongong
    facilitating the supply of uniforms for over half                                                           Aquinas College                  Figtree High School                    Tamworth High
                                                            Uniform Supply panel of preferred suppliers
    a century. In recent times the move to centralise                                                           Cronulla High School             Burwood Girls                          Harrison School
    procurement for various groups has resulted             Sydney Catholic Schools -Uniform Supply panel of    St. John's High Nowra            Oxley High Tamworth                    Good Shepherd Plumpton
    in supplier qualifying under overreaching               preferred suppliers                                 Epping Secondary College         St John Bosco High College Eng         Champagnat Catholic College
    arrangements to ensure adherence and compliance         Note: Lowes at present have submitted               Endeavour Sports High School     Camden High School                     Tempe High School
    with but not limited to, practices regarding,           applications Requesting for Tender with ACT and     Hume Central Secondary Collage   Xavier High School                     Oak Flats High School
    labour regulations, ethical employment practices,       SA Government.                                      Woodcrest State College          Murrumbidgee Regional High Sch         Rosehill Secondary College
    environmental impacts and Workplace health and
                                                            Additionally, Lowes is currently tenured with       Saint John Paul Ii College       Kirwan State High School               Mary Immaculate Ps Boss Park
                                                            various schools under Department of Education       Maronite College                 Mernda Primary                         Lara Secondary College
                                                            NSW, ACT, Victoria And Tasmania contracts.          Blakehurst High School           All Saints College                     Bethlehem College
                                                                                                                La Salle College Bankstown       Holy Family Primary Menai              Amaroo School
                                                                                                                Oran Park Public                 Hornsby Girls High School              Rutherford Public School
                                                                                                                Mount St Joseph Secondary Scho   Keira High                             Wagga Wagga Christian College
                                                                                                                St Marys College Ipswich         Macquarie Fields High School           St Justins Primary
                                                                                                                Kildare Catholic College         Callaghan Waratah Campus               Coburg High
                                                                                                                Kalamunda Senior High School     Jubliee Primary School                 Manning Valley Ac Yrs 3-6
                                                                                                                Richard Johnson Anglican Yrs 1   Singleton High School                  Jerrabomberra Public School
                                                                                                                St Francis Xavier College        Wamberal Public                        Crusoe College
                                                                                                                Illawarra Sports High School     Bossley Park High School               St Catherine Of Siena Preston
                                                                                                                Lavalla Catholic Colleg          Tlsc - Tumbi Umbi Campus               Ambarvale High School
                                                                                                                Phoenix College                  De La Salle Revesby                    St. Therese's Primary New Lamb
                                                                                                                St Joseph College                Kotara High School                     Randwick Boys High School

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Blue Haven Public                 Al Zahra College                     All Saints Ps Seaford            Grandis Primary School           St Thomas Ps Willoughby                 Sacred Heart Primary Cabramatt
      St Marys Primary Ipswich          Aveley North Public                  St Carthage's School Lismore     St Paul's Camden Primary         Queanbeyan High School                  Neville Bonner Primary School
      Holy Spirit Primary Nicholls      Kingsgrove High School               St Mary & Josephne Primary Sch   Mary Immaculate Ps Eaglevale     St Francis Of Assisi Primary            St. Patricks Ps Blacktown
      Mount Stromlo High School         Kogarah High School                  St Mary's Primary Sch Casino     St John's Catholic Primary Sch   Coolamon Central School                 Lismore High School
      Rose Bay High School              Erina High School                    All Saints Senior Catholic Hig   Griffith North Public School     Picnic Point Hs                         Secret Harbour Primary School
      White Friars Catholic School      St Therese Ps Mascot                 Kincumber High School            Melba Copland Secondary Sch      St Michaels Ps Tralalgon                Beverly Hills North Public Sch
      St Keiran Catholic Primary        Northern Beaches State High School   Strathfield South High           Red Cliff Secondary College      Woolooware High School                  St Marys Primary Dubbo
      De La Salle Boys College Ashfi    Irrawang High School                 Gungahlin College                Holy Cross Ps Trinity Park       St Josephs Merewether                   St Ann's School
      Springfield Lakes State School    Gold Creek School                    Aveley Primary School            Saint Helena's Catholic Primar   Bellingen High School                   St Mary's Primary Rydalmere
      Spring Farm Public School         Emmaus Christian School              Peel High School Tamworth        St Michaels Nelson Bay           Heathcote High School                   All Saints Ps Liverpool
      Glendale High                     St Pius Primary School, Banyo        Yarra Hills Secondary College    Surveyors Creek Public School    St Joseph's Ps Warrnambool              Runcorn Heights State School
      The Hills Sports Snr              St. Mary's Ps Warners Bay            Tamworth Public School           Kurnai College                   Orange High School                      Arbor Grove Primary
      Albury High School                Tlsc - The Entrance Campus           Merrylands High School           Helensvale State School          St. Aidan's Primary Rooty Hill          Ellen Stirling Primary School
      De La Salle College Caringbah     Stella Maris Catholic Primary        North Bundaberg State High Sch   West Lakes Shore School R-7      St Anthony's Ps Wanniassa               Chifley College - Bidwill
      Asquith Girls' High School        St Josephs Moorebank                 Mount Annan High                 Coorparoo Secondary College      Lake Gwelup Primary School              St Johns Primary Dubbo
      Sacred Heart Ps Booval            Thuringowa State High                St Joseph East Maitland          Thomas Reddall High              St. Michaels Nowra                      Howrah Primary School
      Canterbury Girls High             Salisbury High School                Heatley Secondary College        Kingaroy State High School       Belmore Boys High                       Upper Yarra Secondary College
      Immaculate Heart College          Maitland Christian School            Wagga Wagga Lutheran School      Dubbo Public                     Clontarf Beach State School             St. Therese Ps West Wollongong
      Our Lady Of The Rosary F'field    Carlton Public                       James Fallon High School         Hamilton South Public            St Patricks Primary Griffith            St Josephs Primary Tweed Heads
      Camden South Public               Richard Johnson Anglican Yrs 7       Warnervale Public School         Good Shepherd Catholic School    Malvern Springs Primary School          Pearsall Primary School
      Wheelers Hill Secondary College   Putney Public School                 Our Lady Of Rosary Ps Kensing    Orara High Coffs Harbour         Kanwal Public                           Border Christian College
      St Thereses Ps Bentley Pk         Marrickville High School                                              St Marys Star Of The Sea Hurst   St Martha's Primary Strathfiel          Richmond River High
      Ashfield Boys High                                                                                      Singleton Public School          Timboon P-12 School                     Minchinbury Public
      Bethany Primary - Glenmore Par                                                                          Our Lady Of Mercy College Burr   Good Shepherd Ps Hoxton Pk
      Dapto Public School                                                                                     Glenroy College
      Kooringal High                                                                                          Camira State School
      St Andrews Christian College
      Blacktown Boys High
      Belconnen High School
      Good Shepherd Primary Amaroo
      Thornton Public School
      Sarah Redfern High School
      West Wallsend High
      Canberra High School
      Wyong High School
      St Gregorys Primary
      De La Salle Senior College Cro
      Ballarat High School
      Mother Teresa Primary School

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Thurgoona Public School          St Mary's Ps Warwick             Craigie Heights Primary School   Dallas Brooks Community Primar   Aranda Primary School                   Wyoming Public School
      St. John's Ps Campbelltown       Currajong State School           Holy Spirit Ps Lavington         Gwynneville Public               Our Lady Of The Rosary Waitara          Wyrallah Road Public
      Our Lady Of The Rosary St Mary   Horsham West & Haven Primary     Rainbow Street Public School     St Josephs Primary Kilaben Bay   Woori Yallock Primary School            West Goulburn Public School
      St. Benedict's Primary Edgewor   Arkana College Kingsgrove        Sarah Redfern Public             St Laurence's Dubbo              Calare Public School                    Lyneham Primary School
      St Patrick's Parish Ps Albury    St Anne's Ps Nth Albury          Highfields Prep & Kindy School   Gymea Technology High School     Eaglehawk North Primary                 Meadows Primary School
      Hillarys Primary School          Nambucca Heads High School       Sacred Heart Primary School      Canley Vale Public               St Matthew's Primary School             Nanango State High School
      Edney Primary School             Elermore Vale Public School      St.josephs Primary Oatley        Lake Albert Public School        St Benedict's Primary School            Our Lady Of The Assumption, En
      Butler Primary School            James Cook Boys Technology Hig   Our Lady Of The Way Ps Emu Pla   St. Anthonys Primary Marsfield   Sir Joseph Banks                        Holy Trinity Primary Wagga
      Nazareth Catholic Primary        Unanderra Public                 William Ross State High School   Turner Primary School            East Hills Boys                         Kelso Public
      Matraville Sports High           St. Nicholas Primary Tamworth    Bathurst Public School           St.pius X School Unanderra       Galilee Catholic                        St Mels Primary Campsie
      Jones Hill State Primary Schoo   St James Primary                 Belair Public School             Merriwa Primary                  Fairview Heights State School           Catherine Mcauley
      Mount Clear College              Our Lady Help Of Christian Ear   Merewether Heights Public        St. Cecilia's Ps Wyong           Findon Primary School                   East Griffith Public
      St Pauls Ps Gateshead            Mortdale Public School           The Hills Sports H/S Jnr         Fitzgerald State School          St Dominics Ps Broadmeadows             Corpus Christi Ps St Ives
      Canterbury Boys High             Mary Help Of Christians Toormi   Moana Primary School             St Edward's Primary Tamworth     Barraba Central School                  Balga Primary School
      Ramsgate Public School           Holy Family Catholic Ingleburn   Calvary Lutheran School          Pitt Town Public                 Chifley College - Dunheved Cam          Kooringal Public School
      Heritage Christian School K-5    Delacombe Primary School         Taree High School                Woodmans Hill Campus             Ngunnawal Primary School                St Vincent's Primary School
      Melrose High School              Brandon Park Primary             Cronulla Public School           St Gerard's Primary School       Aberdeen Public School                  Mcauley Primary School
      St Josephs Ps Bulli              Canobolas Rural Techology Hig    Rosetta Primary School           Golden Square Primary School     Aldridge State High School              Southern Montessori School
      Queen Of Apostles Primary Scho   Great Lakes College              Grahamstown Public School        Yale Primary School              St John Vianney Ps Morisset             Taree West Public School
      St. Thomas More School           St Gertrudes Smithfield          St Vincent De Paul Ps            Hendon Primary School            Orange Public School                    Townsville Central State Schoo
      Pioneer State High School        Gooseberry Hill Ps               Durack State School              St Peters Primary Stockton       Keilor Heights Primary                  Blair State School
      St Brendan's Ps Bankstown        Trinity Ps Kemps Creek           Figtree Heights Public School    Mount Austin High School         Rasmussen State School                  St Marys District School
      St Mary's Catholic School        Belmont High                     Maida Vale Primary School        Leda Primary School              Moonee Ponds West Primary Sch           St John The Apostle Primary
      Kanahooka High School            Campsie Public School            Horsham Primary School           Vincentia Public                 St. Therese's Ps Denistone              St Mary Magdalene's School
      Werrington County Public Schoo   Westdale Public School           Mildura West Primary School      Kingsford Smith School           Ipswich East State School               St Josephs Rockdale
      Holy Family Primary School       New Town Primary School          St. Declans Primary              St Margaret Mary's Primary Sch   Penola College Buy Back                 Branyan Road State School
      St.luke's Ps Revesby             Mackillop College Bathurst       Cambridge Park High              Palmerston Primary School        Richard Johnson Anglican Schoo          St. John's Ps Lambton
      Anne Hamersley Primary School    St Francis Xavier Ps Ashbury     Kingsgrove Public School         St. Joachim Ps Lidcombe          Sans Souci Public                       Queanbeyan East Primary
      Our Lady Of Mt Carmel Primary    Colyton Public School            St Joseph's School, Nundah       Bucasia State School             Maddington East Ps                      Richmond Primary School
      Beaconsfield State School        St Brigid's College              St Anthonys Primary Clovelly     Mundingburra State School        Chatham High                            St. Felix Ps Bankstown
      St Patricks Primary Wallsend     Bohlevale State School           Hughes Primary                   St Brigids Primary Gwynneville   Golden Square Primary                   Red Hill Public School
      Woongarah Public School          Holy Spirit Carnes Hill          Granville South Creative & Per   Queanbeyan West Primary School   Kennington Primary School               North Parmelia Primary School
      St. Francis Xavier Ps Arncliff   St Thomas Aquinas Primary        Serviceton South State School    Nareena Hills Public School      Quarry Hill Primary                     St. Raphaels Primary
      Oxley Vale Primary School        Lindisfarne Primary School       St. Christophers Primary Panan   St. John Vianney Doonside        Nulkaba Public School                   Mabel Park State School
      Moorefield Girls High School     St. Patrick's College Mackay     Avondale Primary School          Grafton Public School            Penola Catholic College                 Holy Family Emerton
      J J Cahill High School           Warwick West State School        St. Marys Primary Georges Hall   Queanbeyan South Primary Sch     Albury Public School                    Raglan Public
      Palmerston Chrstian College      Pleasant Heights Public          Our Lady Queen Of Peace          Quinns Rocks Primary School      Murray High School                      Bambara Primary School
      West Tamworth Public             Emmaus Catholic Primary School   Irrawang Public School           Bethel Christian School Mt Dru   Tomaree Public School                   Heatley State School
      Playford College                 Our Lady Of Annunciation Ps      Churchill State School           Arncliffe Public School          Goodna State School                     Caroll College
      St Joseph's Kingswood            Our Lady Help Of Christian Ros   Mountview High Cessnock          The Entrance Public School       St Michael's Primary School             Nursery State Special School
      Keilor Primary School            St Clare Of Assisi Primary       Antonio Catholic School          Kirwan State School              Namadgi School                          St Joseph's Primary School
      Eleebana Public School           Weetangera Primary School        Waraburra State School           Glengarry Primary School         Weir State School                       Queens Park Primary School
      Metella Road Public School       Hassall Grove Public School      Torrens Primary School           St. Therese Primary Sadlier      St.john The Apostle Narraweena          St Brendan's Primary School
      Anna Bay Public                  John Calvin Christian School     Wanniassa School K-10            Lavington Public School          Canterbury South Public                 Fadden Primary
      Chifley College - Mt Druitt Ca   Armidale Secondary               St Andrews Christian Community   Toormina Public                  Yarrilee State School                   Oakey State High School
      St.patricks Primary Kogarah      Our Lady Of Dolours Chatswood    Swansea High                     Leonay Public School             St. Paul Of The Cross Ps Enmor          St Patricks School Bundaberg
      St Michaels Primary Meadowbank   St John The Apostle Ps C Beach   Westport Primary School          Gundagai High School             St Philomenas Primary                   Our Lady Of Victories Ps
      Townsville State High School     Holy Cross Ps Kincumber          Majella Primary School           Melton West Primary              St Patricks Ps Port Kembla              Woodport Public School
      Wedge Park Primary School        Fort Street Public School        Kahibah Public School            Ben Venue Public Armidale        St Joseph's Primary Wagga Wagg          Riverview State School
      St Kevins Eastwood               Tamworth South Public            Lake Illawarra High School       St Nicholas Of Myra Primary      Rosewood High School                    Fairfield Heights Primary Scho
      Our Lady Help Of Christians      St Mary Mackillop Ps Sth Pnrth   Seven Hills High School          Our Lady Help Of Christian Hen   St Joseph Primary Bileola               Campbelltown North Public Scho
      St Anthony's Ps Kingscliff       Assumption College               Hillston Central School          Our Lady Of Rosary Ps Wyoming    Holy Family Primary Luddenham           Maryborough State High
      Cobbitty Public School           Jurien Bay District College      Emu Plains Public                Our Lady Sacred Heart Merbein    Monash Primary School                   Our Lady Queen Of Peace Glades

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Blessed Sacrament Primary Scho    Preston North East Ps            Gowrie State School
     St. Fiacres Ps Leichhardt         Abermain Public                  Tallangatta Primary School
     Villa Maria Primary School        East Goulburn Public             Timbumburri Public School
     Verity Christian College          St Francis Assisi Ps Warrawong   Theodore Primary School
     Forest Street Primary             St Monica's Primary School       Goodna Special School
     Cessnock West Public School       East Maitland Public School      St Mary's Catholic Ps Armidale
     Annandale State School            Holy Family Elc                  Toukley Public
     Osborne Primary School            St Joseph's Primary Tamworth     Macgregor Primary School
     Fraser Primary School             St Pius Dubbo                    St John The Baptist Ps Maitlan
     Bletchington Primary              Muswellbrook Public              Black Mountain School
     St. Columba's Ps Leichhardt Nt    St Mary’s School Wellington      St Brendans Primary Annandale
     St. Bernadettes Dundas Valley     Ashtonfield Public School        Aitkenvale State School
     Sandgate State School             Callaghan - Jesmond Senior Cam   Broadmeadows Primary School
     Cundletown Public School          Morwell Park Primary             St Monicas Primary Footscray
     Kangaroo Flat Primary             Kurri Kurri Public School        Table Top Public School
     Marcellin Technical College       Maddington Primary P&C Assoc.    Wondai State School
     Broadmeadows Valley Primary Sc    Byford John Calvin School        Sacred Heart Primary School
     Wagga Wagga Public School         St. Oliver's Harris Park         Inala State School
     St John The Baptist Freshwater    New Lambton South Public Schoo   Walkerston Primary School
     Northview State School            St Annes K-10 Temora             Oonoonba State School
     Redbank State School
     Fern Bay Public School
                                       Ballina Primary School
                                       Rosary Primary School
                                                                        Chifley College - Shalvey High
                                                                        Hendra State School
     Charlestown South Public Schoo    St Michaels Thirroul             Ipswich East State School
     Kingswood High                    Ipswich North State School
                                                                                                         IDENTIFYING, MITIGATING & REMEDIATING RISK OF MODERN SLAVERY
                                                                        Learn Achieve Celebrate
     Warriapendi Primary School        Florey Primary School            Lalor East Primary
     St. Michaels Stanmore             Charles Conder Primary School    Campbell Primary School          Risks of modern slavery in any international retail    these workers and their employment terms. We have
     Holgate Primary                   Evatt Primary School             Curtin Primary
                                                                                                         supply chains are dynamic and complex. We are          visited these locations and undertaken assessments
                                                                                                         constantly reviewing risks to prioritise our efforts   of the work environments to ensure they comply with
     Hawker Primary School             Lightning Reef Primary           Sacred Heart Primary Villawood
                                                                                                         where there is greatest impact to people in our        local legal conditions and do not provide conditions
     Woodridge North State School      Western Suburbs Special Sch      Jennings Street School
                                                                                                         operations and supply chain.                           for potential risks for modern slavery conditions. We
     Calwell Primary School            Orange Grove Primary School      Lavington East Public                                                                   are working on improving auditing in this area as it is
                                                                                                         Since 2019, we have conducted risk assessments
     Turvey Park Public School         St. Agnes Matraville             Karangi Public School                                                                   new operational environment.
                                                                                                         designed together with our advisor partner
     Huntly Primary School             Kelso State School               St John Vianney Primary School
                                                                                                         Intertek, a compliance and sustainability solutions    The products we sell in our stores and online are
     Mount Rowan Campus                St Thomas More's Primary Sch     Caves Beach Public
                                                                                                         provider. These assessments are informing our          sourced from 9 countries. Each of these products
     St Mary's School Bellingen        Sturt Public School              St Therese's Primary Lakemba                                                            and sourcing countries presents a different set of
                                                                                                         Responsible Sourcing Program and areas of focus.
     Medina Primary School             St. Paul's Primary Rutherford    Chapman Primary                  This year, we focused on supply chains. These          human rights challenges, including risks of modern
     Tuggerah Primary                  Hill Top Public School           Caladonian Primary               assessments focused on the inherent risks of           slavery. We source products from suppliers that are
     St. Joan Of Arc Primary Haberf    Eaglehawk Primary School         Lanyon High School               exploitation involved in producing the products in     both vendor and non-vendor branded. With our own
     Lilydale Primary School           Cathedral Primary Bathurst       Padstow Park Public School       our supply chains.                                     branded products we are more directly connected
     Sacred Heart Primary Morwell      Mount Austin Public School       Riverlands Montessori School                                                            to these products because suppliers are producing
                                                                                                         Lowes Menswear acknowledges the following
                                                                                                                                                                and packing products directly for our business, which
     Jewells Public                    Kitchener Public                 St Kieran Catholic Primary       modern slavery risks as most salient in our supply
                                                                                                                                                                means we have greater connection to the workers
     Cronulla South Public School      Queanbeyan Primary School        Sunshine Bay Public School       chains.
                                                                                                                                                                and influence to remediate breaches.
     Carrington Public                 Rockingham John Calvin School    Wilsonton State School           The types included, forced labour, debt bondage,
     St Anne's Primary Strathfield     Ourimbah Public School                                                                                                   Generic, wholesale or non regular suppliers will be
                                                                        Wooroloo Primary School          deceptive recruiting for labour, forms of child
                                                                                                                                                                subject to further risk assessment. Similarly where our
     St Christophers Holsworthy        Armidale City Public             Yoogali Public School            labour, restrictions of movement, intimidation,
                                                                                                                                                                suppliers themselves source their supplies from, such
     St Thomas The Apostle Primary     Albury North                     Latham Primary School            threats and human trafficking.
                                                                                                                                                                as cotton, provides additional levels of risk.
     Big Hill Primary School           Wagga Wagga North Prim.          Lilydale West Primary School     We do not directly employ any staff overseas so
                                                                                                                                                                This risk assessment will allow us to “segment”
     Padbury Primary School            Oakey State School               St Patrick's School Allora       this lowers modern slavery risks within our direct
                                                                                                                                                                suppliers into three groups: priority, moderate and
     Mackay State School               Raymond Terrace Public School                                     team. Therefore, our operational risk assessment
                                                                                                                                                                minimum. Each segment will have different due
     Muswellbrook South Public Scho    St.francis Xavier Belmont                                         focused on the only areas of the business that
                                                                                                                                                                diligence requirements based on associated risks.
     St John's Primary Riverstone      Redcliffe Special School                                          use contracted labour or service providers whose
                                                                                                                                                                We are still developing our supplier segmentation
     Coomealla High School             Hillvue Public School                                             workforce engaged with us in overseas locations.
                                                                                                         We have less direct visibility and control over

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Mitigating and remediating risks of modern slavery    Lowes recognises that it may contribute to a greater
     is a high priority and we are developing new          risk of slavery in our supply chain by placing pressure
     Policy frameworks to build upon our long standing     on suppliers by such means as asking for reduced
     practices of strict supplier agreements and regular   costs or better quality. We will be factoring this into
     3rd party audits in the country of origin for our
                                                           our future risk asessment profiles for suppliers
                                                           We recognise the importance of building greater
     We are enhancing our set of policies and
     procedures that articulate our values, ways of
                                                           understanding of modern slavery risks and our
                                                           requirements with the team members who are                WITH CONTROLLED ENTITIES.
     working and expectations of our suppliers that will   responsible for supplier relationships and oversight
     be reviewed regularly. This policy framework will     so that they are equipped to provide guidance to
     ensure that our suppliers clearly understand our      our partners to comply. We have and will continue to
                                                                                                                     Where Lowes held a “controlling interest”
     expectations.                                         raise awareness via training for all team members in
                                                                                                                     in an entity (MFC) we met with the entire
                                                           this area.
     Strengthening supplier contracts is one of the                                                                  team to educate, raise awareness and set our
     key ways in which we articulate our human rights                                                                expectations in mitigating modern slavery
     expectations and control the potential risk of                                                                  risks. We provided documentation outlining
     modern slavery arising in our global supply chain                                                               our expectations and will provide a copy of
     is through our contracting process with our                                                                     this document upon its completion. Lowes
     direct suppliers. Building on existing Responsible                                                              does not have a controlling or any other
     Sourcing provisions, modern slavery specific                                                                    equitable interest in any other entity.
     provisions have been incorporated in our many
                                                                                                                     Lowes undertakes that if we do in the future
     of our trade procurement contracts and Vendor
                                                                                                                     look to taking a controlling interest in another
     Trading Terms. We intend to have these provisions
                                                                                                                     entity, a full risk assessment and audit for risk
     in all agreements by 2021.
                                                                                                                     of modern slavery will form of our assessment
     In the future, we intend to use a Slavery                                                                       before we take control and based on that we
     Compliance Statement, which is a supplier                                                                       will undertake the appropriate actions.
     modern slavery compliance confirmation. We
     request the supplier to sign and provide this
     statement to Lowes on the commencement date
     of an agreement and on each anniversary of the
     commencement date during the agreement term.


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LIST OF OUR SUPPLIERS | ASSESSMENT OF RISK                                                                         TAIWAN                               Risk assessment: MEDIUM*

                                                                                                                                Solid Textile Co Ltd

           CHINA                                              Risk assessment : HIGH*
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mel Enterprises
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Uking Industrial Co.,Limited
            Afw Pty Ltd                           Shaoxing Dengao Garment Co Ltd        Jiangxi Huyan Industrial
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Krayons Sourcing Limited
            Shiny Pty Ltd                         Shaoxing Daxin                        Sunshine Industry (Hk) Ltd
            Jiangxi Handsome Garments             Better International Jiangxi          Shaoxing Guyue Clothing
            Ningbo Hongli Group Co. Ltd.          Ningbo Lianyi Imp & Exp               Excellent Promos
            Yichang Mingshen Garments.,Co         Yong Ri (China Adv)                   Reason Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd                                                                                       Risk assessment : MEDIUM*
            Zhejiang Willing Foreign Tradi        Ningbo Yinzhou Karuisi Textile        Shanghai Shimei Garments Co.l
            Ningbo United Group Imp & Exp         Quzhou Municipal Senior Trade         Suzhou Peifa Arts&Crafts
            Hong Ho Precision Textiles Co         Jiangxi Boruang                       Jinyu (Fujian) Dress Weaving
            Beijing Textiles Imp&Exp Corp.        Anhui Garment Imp & Exp        Beijing Garments Imp & Exp
            Smartex International                 Shantou Zhongyuan (Tunnyfish)         Hubei Bbh International Trade
            Beijing Chengfangjie Garment          Ningbo Yinzhou Yida Knitted           Jiangxi Angmai Industrial Co.,
            Beijing Yuxi Costome Co Ltd.          Jiangxi Textile Group Imp&Exp         Nanchang Giant-Tex Industry Co
            Qingdao Yijia E.t.i.                  Jiangxi Ruizhi Garments Imp&Ex        High Hope Int’l Group
            Sunny Jet Textiles                    Taizhou Rongbang Imp.&        Ningbo Huazhong Dress Co,Ltd
            Time Develop Co.

           Jagger Pte Ltd

                                             Risk assessment : LOW*

           BANGLADESH                                                                                                                        Risk assessment : LOW*
            J Mm Fashion (Boydtex)
            Tamshna Fashion Wear Ltd.
            Tung Hai Sweaters Ltd
            Rifa Knitwear And Designer                                                                                                      AUSTRALIA
                                                                                                                                            Boyd International Pty Ltd
                                                                                                                                            C & S Marketing Co Pty Ltd
                                                                                                                                            Mdr Global Trading P/L (Usd)
                                                                                                                                                                                 First Choice Distributors P/L
                                                                                                                                                                                 Licensing Essentials
                                                                                                                                                                                 Brand Collective Pty Ltd
            Sisal Apparel Ltd
            Mactex Industries Limited                                                                                                       Capital Link Imports Pty Ltd         Isidor’s Pty Ltd
            Majumder Garments Limited                        Risk assessment: HIGH*                                                         Koala Clothing Australia P/L         Top Shoe International Pty Ltd

                                                                                                                         * REF: GLOBAL SLAVERY INDEX,INDEPENDENT PRIVATELY FUNDED INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
                                                                                                                           ORGANISATION FUNDED IN PERTH, AUSTRALIA BY ANDREW FORRESTOR

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                                                        SLAVERY IS A HIGH PRIORITY AND WE ARE DEVELOPING
   ADDRESSING                                           NEW POLICY FRAMEWORKS TO BUILD UPON OUR LONG
                                                                                     STANDING PRACTICES”


     OCT 2017
                     QLD (SOA) standard offer arrangement formalises Lowes responsible stock
                     management plan, this becomes the base approach for all contracts signed by all
                     school procurement officers and business managers. * see pg16
     JUNE 2018
                     Donating to countries such as New Guinea, Fiji, Pakistan.
     JUNE 2019
                     Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act guide is distributed to Leadership group and
                     key heads of departments for review. All groups are to report back on what their
                                                                                                              SEPT 2020
                     understanding is of ‘Modern Slavery’ and to determine and identify high risk in the
                     business.                                                                                            Statement moves to internal review with Leadership group*
     DEC 2019
                                                                                                              OCT 2020
                     CEO appoints a Select Group * to establish ‘Lowes Panel for Modern Slavery
                                                                                                                          Statement moves to review with intertek and awaits publication.
                     Compliance’. The Panel meets each Financial year quarter for 2 hours to deploy
                     strategy for governance and outstanding actions. { *see panel p3.}
     FEB 2020
                                                                                                              NOV 2020
                     Lowes Panel engage Third part ‘Intertek’ to run 3-day workshop with all Panel
                                                                                                                          Statement submitted and published
                     members. Annual budget is set for Factory Audits and other waste management
                     initiatives. Schedule of current audit conversions and list of factories servicing
                     over 25% supply is deemed first to be audited using Intertek                             FEB 2021
     MAR 2020                                                                                                             2021 Aduit program finalises 16 factory audits complete over a 12 month program

                     Covid 19 Global pandemic significantly halts all WCA conversions and planned
                     Audits until Sept 2020. Lowes submits it’s Modern slavery statement for review to        MAY 2021
                     green team. ( Green team is leadership members NOT partipating in Lowes Modern                       Sign agreement with Worn Up, to contniue our sustainablty and continous
                     Slavery Panel known as red team )                                                                    improvement program
     APRIL 2020
                     Lowes whistleblower policy *See Annexure. is published and sent to all Lowes Staff.      JUNE 2021
                     Creating an escalation pathway and providing an internal environment and a
                     culture of safety.                                                                                   Significant disruption in Australia, Covid sweeps the nation, most states move to
     MAY 2020                                                                                                             working from home, snap lock downs in factories systemic over Asia.
                     All (SOA) standard offer arrangement now include waste minimisation plan on
                     distinctive uniforms, including using brokers ‘active international’ selling direct to   NOV 2021
                     public in exchange for advertising trade credits.                                                    Audit commitments for 2022 published
     JUN 2020
                                                                                                              DEC 2021
                     Establishment of Continuous Improvement Committee. Tim Zhu prepares audit
                     schedule for 2021. Kathy Adair onboards Manrags fashion recycle group, whose                         Submission to Australian Government
                     mission is to reduce the number of textiles that end up in landfill, due to massive
                     garment overproduction and non-existent recycling.

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CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT                                                                                        RECYCLE | UPCYCLE | DONATE

         Early 2020 Lowes embarked on a continuous improvement approach well before any sanctioned                Our waste Management approach is complicated comparative to regular fast fashion. Our garments are
         reporting and compliance. In order to officially report and demonstrate our commitment to respecting     bespoke distinctive wear that cannot be resold or reused based on copyright and contractual obligations.
         human rights, Lowes CEO, Mrs. Linda Penn developed a ‘Lowes panel’ to formalise agreements with
                                                                                                                  Our continuous improvement committee join the Lowes Modern Slavery panel on request to pitch for
         all sectors of our Supply chain and goes to market to engage ‘Intertek’ to set strategic benchmarks to
                                                                                                                  new and improved methods to handle waste management and sustainability.
         monitor activities in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2018
                                                                                                                  This paved way for an affiliate program monitored by our continuous improvement committee to have
                                                                                                                  our textiles recycled and prevented from landfill.

    LOWES PANEL FOR MORDERN SLAVERY                         •   Capturing the performance of our factories
    COMPLIANCE                                                  by reviewing the outcomes of all audits
                                                                conducted by Intertek
     Lowes is committed to bilateral long-term
     outcomes that benefit suppliers, schools               •   Schedule audits for the next fiscal year.
     and our consumers. We recognise robust                                                                       UPPAREL - RECYCE
     negotiations are inevitable in business practice       LOWES FORMALLY ENGAGES INTERTEK TO                                                                                                                                Impact Statement
                                                                                                                  ABN :626 450 815
     and contribute to innovation, efficiency and           FACILITATE ALL ACTIVITIES
     the long-term sustainability.                                                                                HTTPS://UPPAREL.COM.AU/                                  Date: 1/11/2020
                                                                                                                                                                           Company: Lowes

     Lowes policy has always been for the suppliers                                                               Introducing the National Retail Association              Congratulations Lowes!

     to provide certification of factory audits as                                                                Sustainability Champion of the Year for 2020.            Between 01/10/2020 — 31/10/2020 you prevented
                                                                                                                                                                           395kg of textiles from being sent to landfill.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3,979.2 kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         TEXTILES DIVERTED
     evidence of compliance.
                                                                                                                                                                           This has also resulted in the prevention of

                                                                                                                  “As leaders within the circular economy, we              1,580kgs of greenhouse gases from polluting our

     These were usually in the forms of various             The panel recognised the need to engage a third       believe that sustainability leads to success             Thank you again for joining our fight against
                                                                                                                                                                           textile waste.

                                                                                                                  for everyone. We exist as change-makers, not
                                                                                                                                                                           We are so pleased that we were able to join
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          15,916.8 kg
     certificates:                                          party to validate audits.
                                                                                                                                                                           forces to create a better planet and a brighter
                                                                                                                                                                           future for the next generation!                                GASES PREVENTED

                                                                                                                  only for our community but also for the next             From the UPPAREL team.

     •     BSCI                                             Lowes understood the need to consult with             generation. As we continue to reduce waste in
     •     SMETA                                            third party resources and databases, by utilising     landfill and increase the lifecycle of all textiles,
                                                            consultants and having them evaluate slavery          we encourage others to join us through
     •     QIMA                                             this would broker an arrangement to remediate         continued education and convenience.”                                                                       Impact Statement
     The Panel consists of 4 leadership members             identified deficiencies and where necessary
                                                            terminate supplier factories that refuse / fail to    Lowes has been in collaboration with Upparel -
     whose areas govern Technical operations,
                                                            comply with procedures and guidelines                 formerly known as Manrags for over two years
     Sarann Ryan, Merchandise Control, Michael
                                                                                                                  commit-ting to continuous bilateral waste
                                                                                                                                                                           Date: 24/02/2021
                                                                                                                                                                           Company: Lowes

     Manios, Human Resources Jason Heap and                 Intertek results yield several decision-making        management, making sure our school uniforms              Congratulations Lowes

     Head of school Operations Tim Bryant.                  factors based on previous audits and how these        and basic apparel is not wasted and purposely
                                                                                                                                                                           Between 20/11/2020 — 20/2/2021 you prevented
                                                                                                                                                                           296.00kg of textiles from being sent to landfill.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        296.00 kg
     The panel meets every quarter to initiate,             dictate future frequency of audits. Audits are        managed through a sustainable mindful                    This has also resulted in the prevention of
                                                                                                                                                                           1,184.00kgs of greenhouse gases from polluting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TEXTILES DIVERTED

     forecast and remediate on all supply chains.           scheduled in advance with the suppliers in order      program.
                                                                                                                                                                           our atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                                                           Thank you again for joining our fight against

                                                            to foster relationships of co-operation and trust,                                                             textile waste.

     This consists of;                                                                                                                                                     We are so pleased that we were able to join
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1,184.00 kg
                                                            we only suggest unannounced audits when we            LOWES TOTAL TEXITLE DIVERTED FROM
                                                                                                                                                                           forces to create a better planet and a brighter
                                                                                                                                                                           future for the next generation!                               GASES PREVENTED

     •     Reviewing and aligning all international         suspect violations.                                   LANDFILL: 4.3 TONE                                       From the UPPAREL team.

           standards and policies by communicating
                                                                                                                  LOWES TOTAL GAS PREVENSION:
                                                                                                                                   PREVENSION : 17.4 TONE
           standards and requirements to our agents
           and business partners.
     •     Evaluating by continuing to monitor                                                                                                                                                                                Impact Statement
           compliance by conducting a pre-sourcing
           assessment with our agents. All buyers
                                                                                                                                                                           Date: 19/10/2021

           and Merchant controllers submit any new                                                                                                                         Company: Lowes

           supplier to the panel for review.                                                                                                                               Congratulations Lowes!

                                                                                                                                                                           Between 01/07/2021— 30/09/2021 you prevented
                                                                                                                                                                           textiles from being sent to landfill.                          95.1 kg
                                                                                                                                                                           This has also resulted in the prevention of                   TEXTILES DIVERTED
                                                                                                                                                                           greenhouse gases from polluting our atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                                                           Thank you again for joining our fight against
                                                                                                                                                                           textile waste.

                                                                                                                                                                           We are so pleased that we were able to join
                                                                                                                                                                           forces to create a better planet and a brighter
                                                                                                                                                                           future for the next generation!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         332.9 kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         GASES PREVENTED
                                                                                                                                                                           From the UPPAREL team.

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                                                                                                             LOWES GATEWAY PROCESS
                                                                                                             MENSWEAR & SCHOOLWEAR PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT TRAINING AND INTERNAL
                                                            During the pandemic Lowes gathered               ACCOUNTABILITY
                                                            information to send inventory to the most
                                                            neglected groups globally. The continous
                                                            improvement commitee secured referrals           Our commitment to upholding global standards
                                                            from a series of countrys and based on supply    require that all areas liaising with external
                                                            distruption choose to ship to ophanages in Sri   suppliers/ agents must adhere to company
                                                            Lanka.                                           sanctioned policy. All staff at head office are
   WORN UP - UPCYCLING                                      Louis Marie childrens home                       required when onboarded into the company to
                                                            Koslanda Road, Beragala - Sri Lanka              review our core policies. Lowes has an extensive
   ABN: 87 610 520 619
                                                                                                             learning management system regulated by HR
                                                            Paynters Home
   HTTPS://WORNUP.COM/                                                                                       called the Lowes Academy.
                                                            Gamini Mawatha, Nuwaraeliya
   Worn up grew out of Sustainable Schoolwear. Worn                                                          INTERNAL TRAINING
   up which had been making school and corporate
                                                                                                             Lowes Academy is for all 1206 staff and is sectioned
   uniforms since 2016 decided to take back the
                                                                                                             into core areas managed by our internal intranet
   uniforms they made so they didn’t go to landfill. Worn
                                                                                                             called the Lowedown.
   up no longer produces uniforms but now exclusively
   collaborates with rag traders and big retailers to                                                        All staff here have individual user profiles that
   identify products that can be reconstituted into                                                          monitor the training modules and the timeframe for
   newer products, these products are categorized                                                            completion.
   as “ up-cycled” as they can be broken down and                                                            These modules include all work health and safety
   repurposed many times.                                                                                    modules, compliance and ethics training, our
   Worn Up and the Textile Rescue Program work with                                                          company may take disciplinary action against any
   Schools, corporates, Councils and sports associations                                                     worker who violates our policy.
   to keep as many uniforms out of landfill as possible                                                      WHISTLEBLOWER
   and turn them into a raw material for new products.
                                                                                                             We have a whistle-blower hotline accessible on the
   Worn up and Lowes began collaborating July 2020                                                           Lowedown that is available to all staff and this has
   and was the first major retail school supplier to com-                                                    now been extended to agents and factories.
   mit to a 30 carton per month minimum to reduce and
   donate fabric for the upcycle program.                                                                    GATE PROCESS
   Worn up as a collective have achived the following to                                                     Lowes developed The “Gate Process” which is a
   date.                                                     “We are very grateful to Lowes for the          project management technique to keep all buyers,
                                                             generosity and kindness which put a big         product developers and planners accountable in
                                                             smile to these underprivilege children” -       the developing, sourcing and purchasing phases.
   DIVERTED FROM LANDFILL: 50 TONNES                         Blessings thank you!                            The gateway is reinforced at the leadership level,
                                                                                                             it unpacks the process to make sustainability and
   M3 SAVED: 500 CUBIC METRES OF LAND SAVED                  Roger Perera
                                                                                                             waste management a key performance indicator for
   ROUGH CO2 KG/ DIVERTED: 3,750 CO2/KG                                                                      all personnel involved.
   EQUIVALENT                                                roger perera

                                                                                                             The Gate way is divided over a few stages.             •   Go – Concept is good enough to proceed to the
                                                                                                                                                                        next stage
                                                                                                             These stages are separated by ‘gates’. Each stage is
                                                                                                             the decision point for whether or not to proceed       •   Kill – Concept is not good enough to develop
                                                                                                             to the next stage. This decision is made by a              further and is therefore shut down
                                                                                                             manager or steering committee. The quality of the
                                                                                                                                                                    •   Hold – Concept is not good enough to continue
                                                                                                             idea, finances, timeframe and succession rate is all
                                                                                                                                                                        with development at this time but has enough
                                                                                                             assessed at each of the gates. After each gate, one
                                                                                                                                                                        merit to not be shut down. It will be put on hold
                                                                                                             of the following decisions can be made:
                                                                                                                                                                        to possibly be resumed at a later date.

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