WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2017
community contributions

Community

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Community contributions

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

Community contributions

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In 2017, the Wesfarmers Group contributed $73 million in direct funding to community organisations across Australia and New Zealand and other regions where we operate. The Group also facilitated donations from customers and employees totalling $59 million this year.

Wesfarmers is a successful company, and one that creates value for all its stakeholders. During the year, we generated more than $68 billion in revenue, which was distributed to our various stakeholders. As a result, we have a significant positive impact on the Australian economy. Wesfarmers is Australia’s largest private sector employer. The vast majority of our shares are held in Australia, and we invest in the local communities where our businesses operate.

Wesfarmers is among Australia’s top 10 taxpayers paying more than $2 billion in taxes and royalties. Our Tax Contribution Report is available here.

Wesfarmers has always believed that a strong business environment is underpinned by a cohesive and inclusive community environment. Accordingly, Wesfarmers has had a long-term commitment to investing in community initiatives linked to long-term social and economic outcomes.

Further detail on our community contributions can be found in Our data.

GRI 201-1, GRI 103-1, GRI 103-2, GRI 103-3, GRI 413-2