Sustainable Development Goals

Wesfarmers supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 goals of the SDGs present a broad sustainability agenda focused on the need to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice and respond to climate change by 2030. While they primarily target governments, the SDGs are designed to rally a wide range of organisations, and shape priorities and aspirations for sustainable development efforts around a common framework. The SDGs recognise the key role that business can and must play in achieving them. As part of our materiality study 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. We have indicated at the end of each page throughout this report where we have addressed an SDG.

In September 2016 Wesfarmers CEO Richard Goyder signed the CEO Statement of Support for the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Goal  

Goal 1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Community contributions

Ethical Sourcing

Goal 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Suppliers

Community contributions

Goal 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Diversity

Goal 6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Water and waste

Goal 8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Diversity

People development

Suppliers

Ethical sourcing

Goal 10 Reduce inequality within and among countries

Ethical sourcing

Community contributions

Goal 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Climate change resilience

Goal 15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Climate change resilience

Water and waste