WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

Kmart

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Kmart team member Scott Murray

Kmart operates in the clothing and general merchandise retail sector, both locally and internationally. It was established in 1969, with the opening of its first store in Burwood, Victoria. The Kmart mission is to be a great place to shop, where families come first for the lowest prices on everyday items.

Kmart operates in 228 stores throughout Australia and New Zealand and employs around 34,000 team members. Kmart Tyre and Auto Service has 256 centres in Australia, providing customers with retail automotive services, repairs and tyres. On the 14th of August 2018 Wesfarmers announced the agreement to sell Kmart Tyre and Auto Service. 

Kmart sources from both local and international suppliers, which manufacture in countries including China, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and Cambodia.  Kmart has product-sourcing offices located in Hong Kong, China, Bangladesh, India and Indonesia. 

Kmart focused on the following material issues during the year:

  • Employee health and safety
  • Product quality and safety
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Community investment
  • Energy efficiency
  • Reducing waste
  • Ethical sourcing
  • Sourcing sustainable materials