WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2017

Sourcing ethically

With more than 30,000 products sourced via a global supply chain, Officeworks, along with its suppliers, have a responsibility to ensure these products are ethically sourced by protecting workers rights throughout the supply chain. All Officeworks suppliers are required to adhere to its Ethical Sourcing Policy.

Over the last 12 months, Officeworks has continued to strengthen its ethical sourcing program by working closely with suppliers to map products along the supply chain back to the point of manufacturing.

Officeworks has begun to extend the ethical sourcing policy to service providers and suppliers of goods not for resale to ensure they meet the same standards that are required from merchandise suppliers.

Officeworks will continue to work with suppliers to ensure that, as a minimum, the requirements set out in the ethical sourcing policy are adhered to while acknowledging that ethical sourcing is a journey of continuous improvement which can only be achieved by collaboration with all stakeholders.