WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

Restoring Australia

Restoring Australia is Officeworks’ long-term commitment to making a positive difference to the environment, native wildlife, landholders and communities. Restoring Australia delivers tree planting and land restoration projects and allows customers to make sustainable purchases simply by shopping at Officeworks.

Launched in July 2017, the initiative sees Officeworks committing to planting two trees for every one used, based on the weight of paper-based products purchased by its customers. In partnership with Greening Australia, a total of 202,436 trees were planted throughout the 2019 financial year, with a further 40,564 planted from July to September 2019.

Over the year, planting occurred at nine sites around Australia including new sites in Queensland and Western Australia. Planting locations are selected in conjunction with Greening Australia and focus on regions in most need of restoration. They deliver environmental benefits and often much needed habitat for threatened and endangered species.

By the end of the 2019 calendar year, Officeworks expects total plantings to reach around 570,000 since launching the initiative, restoring more than 1,000 hectares of land and providing habitat for 14 threatened or endangered species.