WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

Ethical sourcing

WIS proactively promotes responsible behaviour in its supply chain to protect its brands and the wellbeing of people they work with. 

Key Ethical Sourcing projects this year include:

  • Expanding the Compliance department by establishing a dedicated, full-time team to execute their Ethical Sourcing (ES) strategy
  • Creating a Steering Committee to govern and ensure that the ethical sourcing strategy meets divisional requirements
  • Increasing ES education which saw a significant number of members participating in tailored training activities
  • Becoming members of Sedex and re-aligning current audit program to the Sedex framework
  • Engaging with multiple corporate clients to share both parties responsible sourcing journeys, experience and emerging issues to better add value to both ES programs

In the next financial year WIS has a number of goals which include:

  • Continue to align their strategic own-brand suppliers on to the Sedex framework
  • Incorporating high risk suppliers who provide goods and services not for resale into the program scope
  • Expanding ES training to more of their team members and increase the scope to cover emerging ES topics
  • Looking at how data integration can streamline internal processes for better management of their program