Sustainability Report 2015

Our principles

To continue creating value over the long term, Wesfarmers is committed to proactively managing its community and environmental impact. Click here to view our 10 principles.

People

People

Safety

We maintain a relentless focus on providing safe workplaces. More

People development

We provide opportunities for our people to enhance their job performance and develop their careers More

Diversity

We strive to create an inclusive work environment, with particular attention to gender diversity and the inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples More

Sourcing

Sourcing

Suppliers

We commit to strong and respectful relationships with our suppliers. More

Ethical sourcing

We strive to source products in a responsible manner while working with suppliers to improve their social and environmental practices. More

Community

Community

Community contributions

We make a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate. More

Product safety

We are committed to providing consumers with safe products. More

Environment

Environment

Climate change resilience

We strive to reduce the emissions intensity of our businesses and improve their resilience to climate change. More

Waste and water use

We strive to reduce our waste to landfill and water use where possible. More

Governance

Governance

Robust governance

We maintain robust corporate governance policies in all our businesses. More

Performance highlights

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    Safety

    We have improved the accuracy of our incident capture systems and reduced our total recordable injury frequency rate by 7.5 per cent.

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    Diversity

    We have worked to promote diversity in our workplaces, with 61 per cent more employees identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander this year, and an additional 500 Indigenous employees hired at Coles alone.

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    Ethical sourcing

    We have improved the transparency of our supply chain, with our retail divisions continuing the rollout of the publication of their supplier details.

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    Community contributions

    Our direct contributions to the community have increased by more than 12 per cent this year, with total community contributions (direct and indirect) exceeding $100 million for the first time.

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    Climate change resilience

    We have implemented shadow carbon pricing in our capital allocation approach and decreased the emissions intensity of our business by 37 per cent over the last five years.