WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

Our team - people development and balance and inclusion

The Industrial and Safety businesses delivered targeted leadership and sales capability development programs to improve workforce performance and bench strength. We are proud to develop and promote talent by delivering tailored programs and other opportunities to develop team members and better equip the businesses for future growth.

The Industrial and Safety businesses audited their recruitment practices and reviewed relevant policies to align with gender balance and inclusion objectives. At this time 30.6 per cent of leadership roles are held by women. Flexibility for working parents was a focus, with a review and update of parental leave policies undertaken.

Industrial and Safety also placed greater emphasis on supporting Indigenous students and enhancing the quality of Indigenous team members’ experience. Blackwoods’ Indigenous employment increased to 3.4 per cent, with the business completing a review of career advancement, training and qualifications and gender balance among its Indigenous team members