WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2017

Improving team diversity

Officeworks is committed to fostering an inclusive work and shopping environment which reflects and supports the communities in which the business operates. 

Diversity at Officeworks is focused on two areas:

  • Gender diversity which is reflected in the recruitment, development and promotion of women at all levels of leadership. Over the last 12 months, the number of women in leadership positions (which includes retail team leaders), has increased from 35 per cent to 37.4 per cent.
  • Indigenous engagement and employment to create a workforce which reflects the broader community representation of Indigenous people. The number of Indigenous team members increased to 2.3 per cent of the total Officeworks team.  To further drive diversity, Officeworks developed strong partnerships with several national Indigenous employment providers, and rolled out Unconscious Bias and Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training nationally.