WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

Indigenous diversity

WIS places equal importance on ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate, and providing career paths and development opportunities for Indigenous team members.

With over three per cent of Blackwoods full time employees identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, and through selective partnering with organisations best placed to assist us to introduce employment opportunities, the attraction of talented Indigenous candidates, and building an effective pipeline is but one element of our strategy.

This year we are also delighted to report a spend of over $3 million with Indigenous-owned suppliers, contractors and service providers successful in commercial tendering and negotiations.

Our journey to a truly inclusive workplace also includes 1,000 team members completing the new online Introduction to our RAP course, complemented by over 700 attendees to the small group face to face Cultural Awareness sessions held across the country, together with either Acknowledgement or Welcome to Country ceremonies at all major events, business meetings and training sessions.