WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2017

OUR PERFORMANCE

This year we are proud of our progress in the following areas.

We acknowledge that we can always do better.

While Wesfarmers’ workforce is made up of 54 per cent women and 46 per cent men, a key opportunity for the Group is to increase the percentage of leadership positions held by women.

Despite our efforts, ongoing reduction in waste disposed and water use is hard to maintain as our businesses continue to grow. We will continue to seek opportunities to do this.

We will continue to focus on ethical sourcing and human rights, especially supply chain transparency. Strengthening our relationships with suppliers ensures that we can contribute positively in this area.

We will continue to focus on climate change resilience, especially energy efficiency. Wesfarmers is committed to minimising its own footprint and to deliver solutions that help its customers and the community do the same.

OUR YEAR IN BRIEF

Wesfarmers and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Wesfarmers supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs present a broad sustainability agenda focused on the need to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice and respond to climate change by 2030. We have identified eight SDGs where, by the nature of the business we are in, we feel we can maximise our impact on a global scale.

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