WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

Gender balance

We continue to foster a culture of balance and inclusion through tangible actions. We selected a number of females identified as talent to participate in a pilot mentoring program. We ensure our recruitment practices have gender-balanced representation by ensuring at least one female applicant in every shortlist and we set this minimum standard for our external recruitment partners. Our interview panels for senior and key appointments have male and female representation.

Our employee engagement is consistent across gender with our survey scores confirming no significant difference cross gender for any factor measured. Our specific survey question “my business actively supports gender balance initiatives” shows no significant difference by gender and was in the top 25 per cent highest scoring questions.