WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

Our data

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Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)1

Business 20182017201620152014
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 6.0 7.8 8.4 8.8 10.5
Coles 2 8.6 9.04 8.4 8.1 7.8
Kmart 4.7 6.14 6.7 7.0 6.9
Target 3 3.0 3.04 4.5 4.8 5.7
Officeworks 3.1 4.64 2.9 5.0 7.2
WesCEF 1.4 0.7 3.2 1.9 3.2
WIS 1.5 1.4 1.5 2.3 3.1
Resources 1.9 1.4 0.0 0.3 0.6
Insurance NR NR NR NR 1.7
Corporate 0.0 1.6 0.0 1.4 0.0
Group total 6.8 7.54 7.3 7.3 7.7
1 LTIFR is the number of lost time injuries and medical treatment injuries per million hours worked. 2 Excludes Coles store support injuries and hours. 3 Excludes Target Asia Sourcing office injuries and hours 4 Restated due to maturation of data. NR means data was not recorded or reported due to the sale of the Insurance division in 2014

Total recordable injury frequency rate (TRIFR)1

Business 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 14.3 18.94 22.6 25.0 29.1
Coles2 33.3 38.84 44.1 53.9 57.2
Kmart 22.5 24.94 27.1 31.4 31.6
Target3 19.4 27.84 29.4 30.3 38.0
Officeworks 10.2 11.94 15.9 19.2 21.9
WesCEF 5.4 2.2 7.8 5.3 9.5
WIS 6.6 8.1 9.2 11.4 11.0
Resources 5.4 3.7 4.8 4.2 5.0
Insurance NR NR NR NR 4.1
Corporate 1.6 3.1 11.6 1.4 4.5
Group total 24.4 28.74 33.6 39.4 42.7
1TRIFR is the number of lost time injuries and medical treatment injuries per million hours worked. 2 Excludes Coles store support injuries and hours. 3Excludes Target Asia Sourcing office injuries and hours 4Restated due to maturation of data. NR means data was not recorded or reported due to the sale of the Insurance division in 2014 

Workers' compensation claims

Business 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 693 832 1 935 949 1052
Bunnings United Kingdom and Ireland NR 23 NR NR NR
Coles 4,133 4,502 1 5,059 5,071 5,449
Kmart 588 5151 681 777 727
Target 249 283 396 483 519
Officeworks 91 891 108 138 131
WesCEF 8 13 18 22 27
WIS 81 941 105 125 103
Resources 18 191 13 11 13
Insurance NR NR NR NR 11
Corporate 2 61 5 2 3
Group total 5,863 6,3811 7,320 7,578 8,035
1Restated due to maturation of data. NR means data was not recorded or reported due to the sale of the Insurance division in 2014 and the Bunnings United Kingdom and Ireland business in 2018

Greenhouse gas emissions (tonnes CO2e)

  2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Business Scope 1 & 2 1 Scope 32 Total Scope 1 & 2 Scope 3 Total Scope 1 & 2 Scope 3 Total Scope 1 & 2 Scope 3 Total Scope 1 & 2 Scope 3 Total
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 259,681 82,040 341,722 250,150 81,753 331,903 251,058 77,401 328,459 232,646 64,947 297,593 210,656 63,556 274,212
Bunnings United Kingdom and Ireland 27,261 7,771 35,032 44,209 3,999 48,208 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Coles 1,721,345 322,749 2,044,094 1,766,486 347,122 2,113,608 1,743,209 328,686 2,07,1895 1,786,944 33,4014 2,120,958 1,836,057 3,654,58 2,201,515
Kmart 210,019 56,142 266,160 222,225 59,292 281,517 248,856 51,107 299,963 230,188 48,091 278,279 238,188 51,559 289,747
Target 124,257 25,926 150,183 140,510 30,751 171,261 167,947 34,627 202,575 187,522 39,690 227,213 214,845 46,551 261,396
Officeworks 49,058 9,884 58,941 51,237 12,005 63,243 56,635 11,151 67,786 58,910 12,072 70,982 58,766 12,912 71,678
WesCEF 769,798 75,397 845,195 798,159 80,502 878,662 808,768 80,619 889,297 760,690 85,133 845,823 826,018 95,901 921,919
WIS3 105,665 142,135 247,800 83,720 136,920 220,640 93,206 130,772 223,978 91,353 120,519 211,872 93,014 122,645 215,659
Resources4 677,322 43,059 720,381 720,419 68,676 789,095 544,315 52,537 596,852 662,757 66,043 728,799 569,258 57,916 627,175
Corporate 622 1,933 2,555 849 1,997 2,846 741 1,731 2,472 574 2,228 2,802 487 2,098 2,585
Group total 3,945,029 767,034 4,712,063 4,077,964 8,23,016 4,900,981 3,914,735 768,631 4,683,367 4,011,584 772,736 4,784,320 4,047,290 818,596 4,865,886
1Scope 1 and 2 data includes emissions for businesses where we have operational control under the NGER Act, our emissions in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and several Asian countries and businesses. 2Scope 3 data includes the indirect component of our scope 1 and 2 emissions (such as transmitting the electricity we use), emissions from waste disposal and air travel. 3Industrial and Safety's Scope 3 emissions include Coregas' emissions at Port Kembla which we do not have operational control over. 42018 includes contribution from Curragh for the period 1 July 2017 to 29 March 2018. Fugitive emissions have been estimated for the business. This data does not include our equity share of joint ventues including Wespine, QNP, Quadrant Energy and Bengalla. The total emissions for Wesfarmers attributed part of these businesses was 407,348. NR means data was not recorded or reported due to the acquisition of Bunnings UK & Ireland in 2016.

Energy use (petajoules)

Business 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 1.36 1.30 1.27 1.12 1.01
Bunnings United Kingdom and Ireland NR 0.37 NR NR NR
Coles 7.76 7.74 6.94 6.95 6.87
Kmart 1.02 1.07 1.14 1.03 1.03
Target 0.57 0.63 0.73 0.79 0.88
Officeworks 0.21 0.22 0.23 0.23 0.24
WesCEF 12.32 13.81 14.30 14.13 14.91
WIS 1.71 1.56 1.54 1.44 1.43
Resources1 4.07 5.36 3.99 5.11 4.59
Corporate 0 0 0 0 0
Group total 29.02 32.07 30.15 30.81 30.96
12018 includes contribution from Curragh for the period 1 July 2017 to 29 March 2018. Fugitive emissions have been estimated for the business.  NR means data was not recorded or reported due to the acquisition of Bunnings UK & Ireland in 2016 and divestment in 2018

Water use (megalitres)

Business 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 1,336 1,291 1,219 1,226 1,098
Bunnings United Kingdom and Ireland 154 373 NR NR NR
Coles 3,425 3,415 3,404 3,075 3,107
Kmart NR NR NR NR 771
Target NR NR NR NR 132
Officeworks NR NR NR NR 52
WesCEF 3,747 3,842 4,255 4,062 4,011
WIS NR NR NR NR 196
Resources1 4,760 7,545 7,035 7,086 8,148
Corporate NR NR NR NR 3
Group total 13,422 16,466 15,913 15,450 17,517
12018 includes contribution from Curragh for the period 1 July 2017 to 29 March 2018.  NR means data was not recorded or reported due to the acquisition of Bunnings UK & Ireland in 2016 or it is not material to the business.

Waste (tonnes) 

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Business Recycled Disposed Recycled Disposed Recycled Disposed Recycled Disposed Recycled Disposed
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 25,701 34,075 27,945 28,404 42,047 31,112 37,929 28,481 35,884 24,558
Bunnings United Kingdom and Ireland 8,646 4,354 28,979 6,949 NR NR NR NR NR NR
Coles 233,719 85,278 240,982 92,596 235,288 91,315 191,616 82,431 175,178 82,535
Kmart 54,752 17,812 45,697 17,404 47,447 13,396 45,368 96,73 38,398 9,116
Target 16,101 6,211 17,871 7,925 21,129 8,225 20,231 7,663 22,231 7,717
Officeworks 4,359 1,405 4,462 2,513 4,621 1,905 3,542 2,065 3,327 2,021
WesCEF 7,999 4,445 4,646 2,003 3,270 3,160 2,112 4,722 3,014 6,081
WIS NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 997 2,092
Resources NR NR 2,891 2,278 2,310 2,080 2,590 1,058 2,505 581
Corporate NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 12 4
Group total 351,277 153,580 373,473 160,072 356,112 151,193 303,388 136,092 281,545 134,706
NR means data was not recorded or reported as it is not material to the business or due to the divestment of curragh in 2018.

Community contributions ($ million) 

  2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Business Direct1 Indirect2 Total Direct Indirect Total Direct Indirect Total Direct Indirect Total Direct Indirect Total
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 5.0 41.7 46.7 4.4 38.8 43.2 3.7 34.2 37.9 3.1 32.8 35.9 3.1 30.1 33.2
Bunnings United Kingdom and Ireland NR NR NR 0.5 0.0 0.5 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Coles 67.8 9.4 77.2 54.8 9.0 63.8 43.9 7.8 51.7 36.5 7.2 43.8 30.5 7.4 37.9
Kmart 1.3 7.3 8.6 1.6 8.0 9.6 1.0 8.2 9.2 1.2 9.0 10.2 0.9 10.7 11.6
Target 0.3 1.1 1.4 0.6 2.4 3.1 1.3 1.7 3.0 1.4 2.2 3.6 1.5 1.0 2.5
Officeworks 2.4 1.3 3.7 1.7 0.8 2.5 0.3 0.9 1.2 0.5 1.0 1.5 0.6 0.9 1.5
WesCEF 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.43 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.5
WIS 0.6 0.1 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2
Resources NR NR NR 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2
Corporate 8.9 0.0 8.9 8.8 0.3 9.0 7.2 1.0 8.2 6.6 0.6 7.2 7.1 0.7 7.8
Group total 86.6 60.9 147.5 72.9 59.3 132.2 57.8 53.8 111.7 50 52.9 102.9 44.6 50.8 95.3
1Direct contributions include cash, product at cost and in-kind contributions at cost. This approach is consistent with the methodology outlined in the London Benchmarking Group Guidance on community contributions. 2Indirect contributions are those made by others where a Wesfarmers business facilitated and supported the contribution, such as customer donations to an appeal at point of sale. This approach is consistent with the methodology outlined in the London Benchmarking Group Guidance on community contributions, which is specifically applied by Coles, Target and WesCEF. 3This number has been restated due to a review which was conducted in 2018. The data in this table does not include 'management costs' associated with community contributions. NR means data was not recorded due to the state of the insurance division in 2016 and the sale of Curragh in March 2018.

Indigenous employment

Business 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 637 516 423 410 336
Coles 3,581 2,872 2,318 1,765 862
Kmart 539 429 333 278 279
Target 175 155 136 161 107
Officeworks 198 161 65 73 67
WesCEF 27 29 19 17 13
WIS 69 50 13 35 28
Corporate 2 2 1 3 1
Group total 5,228 4,231 3,327 2,762 1,711

Employees by gender, region and employment type 

Males Females Total
Employees in Australia, Headcount 113,621 96,369 209,990
ACT, Headcount 1,457 1,862 3,319
NSW, Headcount 32,027 28,792 60,819
NT, Headcount 1,078 875 1,953
QLD, Headcount 23,411 18,458 41,869
SA, Headcount 6,920 5,501 12,421
TAS, Headcount 2,273 1,695 3,968
VIC, Headcount 32,223 27,741 59,964
WA, Headcount 14,232 11,445 25,677
Employees in New Zealand, Headcount 3,671 2,885 6,556
Employees in UK/ Ireland, Headcount 78 25 103
Employees in Asia, Headcount 402 310 712
Total 117,772 99,589 217,361

Employees by gender and age (per cent)

  Males Females
< 20 years 13 10
20 - 30 years 13 16
30 - 40 years 8 8
40 - 50 years 9 5
50 - 60 years 8 4
60+ years 3 3

Female representation across the Group (per cent female)

  2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Wesfarmers Limited non-executive directors 33 38 38 33 30
Senior executive positions (general manager or above)1 28 24 23 25 25
All management and professional roles 34 32 30 29 29
Total workforce 54 54 55 55 56
1These positions are defined through job evaluation methodology.

New employee hires by gender

  Males Females
Permanent 7,079 5,095 12,174
Fixed Term 430 591 1,021
Casual 25,845 27,198 53,043
Other 44 28 72
Total 33,398 32,912 66,310

GRI: 102-8, GRI: 401-1