WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

Stakeholder engagement

Throughout the year, Bunnings continued to actively seek ways to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders on community awareness and sustainability initiatives. This included working closely with state and national authorities to educate communities on locally relevant emergency preparation and disaster response measures.

Bunnings supported the New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management’s Get Ready Week for the second year, which aimed at raising awareness of how households can prepare for emergencies such as floods, storms, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes. In-store displays, information tables and D.I.Y. Workshops were provided in every store to help families engage with the campaign.

Bunnings stores also supported a number of extreme weather preparedness, bushfire preparedness and fire safety campaigns throughout the year. Campaigns supported included Tasmania Fire Service’s Get Ready Weekend, NSW Rural Fire Service’s Get Ready Weekend, the Queensland Government’s Get Ready Campaign, the Victorian Government’s Powerline Bushfire Safety Program, and Fire & Emergency New Zealand’s Winter Fire Safety Campaign.

Bunnings continued seek ways to provide asbestos awareness through their stores throughout the year. During Asbestos Awareness Month in November 2017 Bunnings supported the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute’s ‘Betty the Asbestos Education House’ which was hosted at selected Bunnings stores across New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

In Western Australia, all Bunnings stores supported Water Corporation’s Waterwise Garden Rewards Program for the second year, which aimed to help households build and maintain a healthy waterwise garden. During the year more than 11,000 Waterwise vouchers were redeemed across the state, with over 20,000 vouchers redeemed throughout the two-year program.