WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2017

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Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR)1

Business 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Coles2 8.8 8.4 8.1 7.8 9.4
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 7.8 8.43 8.8 10.5 11.0
Bunnings United Kingdom & Ireland 8.3 NR NR NR NR
Kmart 6.0 6.73 7.0 6.9 9.1
Target 2.9 4.53 4.8 5.7 8.4
Officeworks 4.7 2.9 5.0 7.2 9.8
WesCEF 0.7 3.23 1.9 3.2 5.1
WIS 1.4 1.5 2.3 3.1 2.6
Resources 1.4 0.0 0.3 0.6 1.9
Insurance NR NR NR 1.7 2.0
Corporate 1.6 0.0 1.4 0.0 1.5
Group total 7.4 7.33 7.3 7.7 9.0
1 LTIFR is the number of lost time injuries per million hours worked. 2 Excludes Coles store support injuries and hours. 3 Restated due to maturation of data. NR means data was not recorded due to the sale of the Insurance division in 2014 and the acquisition of Bunnings UK and Ireland in 2016.

Total recordable injury frequency rate (TRIFR)1

Business 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Coles2 38.1 44.13 53.9 57.2 46.2
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 18.8 22.63 25.0 29.1 31.9
Bunnings United Kingdom & Ireland 16.7 NR NR NR NR
Kmart 24.6 27.1 31.4 31.6 37.6
Target 28.7 29.43 30.3 38.0 43.7
Officeworks 12.0 15.9 19.2 21.9 33.9
WesCEF 2.2 7.83 5.3 9.5 13.0
WIS 8.1 9.23 11.4 11.0 13.8
Resources 3.7 4.83 4.2 5.0 14.8
Insurance NR NR NR 4.1 4.9
Corporate 3.1 11.6 1.4 4.5 6.1
Group total 28.3 33.63 39.4 42.7 38.7
1 TRIFR is the number of lost time injuries and medical treatment injuries per million hours worked. 2 Excludes Coles store support injuries and hours. 3 Restated 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 acquisition of Bunnings UK & Ireland in 2016.

Workers' compensation claims

Business 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Coles 4,503 5,0591 5,071 5,449 5,812
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 771 935 949 1,052 1,155
Bunnings United Kingdom & Ireland 23 NR NR NR NR
Kmart 505 681 777 727 796
Target 283 3961 483 519 619
Officeworks 88 108 138 131 191
WesCEF 13 181 22 27 34
WIS 83 1051 125 103 130
Resources 24 131 11 13 26
Insurance NR NR NR 11 28
Corporate 1 5 2 3 7
Group total 6,294 7,3201 7,578 8,035 8,798
NR means data was not recorded or reported due to the sale of the Insurance division in 2014 and the acquisition of Bunnings UK & Ireland in 2016. 1 Restated due to maturation of data.

Greenhouse gas emissions (tonnes CO2e)

  2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
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
Coles 1,766,486 347,122 2,113,608 1,743,209 328,686 2,071,895 1,786,944 334,014 2,120,958 1,836,057 365,458 2,201,515 1,919,731 369,743 2,289,474
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 250,150 81,753 331,903 251,058 77,401 328,459 232,646 64,947 297,593 210,656 63,556 274,212 198,855 56,287 255,142
Bunnings United Kingdom & Ireland 44,209 3,999 48,208 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Kmart 222,225 59,292 281,517 248,856 51,107 299,963 230,188 48,091 278,279 238,188 51,559 289,747 257,794 51,598 309,392
Target 140,510 30,751 171,261 167,947 34,627 202,575 187,522 39,690 227,213 214,845 46,551 261,396 201,153 40,859 242,012
Officeworks 51,237 12,005 63,243 56,635 11,151 67,786 58,910 12,072 70,982 58,766 12,912 71,678 59,814 12,183 71,997
WesCEF 798,159 80,502 878,662 808,768 80,619 889,297 760,690 85,133 845,823 826,018 95,901 921,919 874,369 104,732 979,101
WIS3 83,720 136,920 220,640 93,206 130,772 223,978 91,353 120,519 211,872 93,014 122,645 215,659 98,336 139,308 237,645
Resources 720,419 68,676 789,095 544,315 52,537 596,852 662,757 66,043 728,799 569,258 57,916 627,175 621,205 46,451 667,656
Insurance NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 8,831 2,674 11,505
Corporate 849 1,997 2,846 741 1,731 2,472 574 2,228 2,802 487 2,098 2,585 674 1,076 1,750
Group total 4,077,964 823,016 4,900,9814 3,914,735 768,631 4,683,367 4,011,584 772,736 4,784,320 4,047,290 818,596 4,865,886 4,240,761 824,912 5,065,674
1 Scope 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 Ireland and several Asian countries and businesses. 2 Scope 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. 3 Industrial and Safety's Scope 3 emissions include Coregas' emissions at Port Kembla which we do not have operational control over. 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 459,071 tonnes CO2e. NR means data was not recorded or reported due to the sale of the Insurance division in 2014 and the acquisition of Bunnings UK & Ireland in 2016.

Energy use (petajoules)

Business 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Coles 7.74 6.94 6.95 6.87 6.88
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 1.30 1.27 1.12 1.01 0.94
Bunnings United Kingdom & Ireland 0.37 NR NR NR NR
Kmart 1.07 1.14 1.03 1.03 1.09
Target 0.63 0.73 0.79 0.88 0.81
Officeworks 0.22 0.23 0.23 0.24 0.23
WesCEF 13.81 14.30 14.13 14.91 14.84
WIS 1.56 1.54 1.44 1.43 1.12
Resources 5.36 3.99 5.11 4.59 3.76
Insurance NR NR NR NR 0.08
Corporate 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Group total 32.07 30.15 30.81 30.96 29.76
NR means data was not recorded or reported due to the sale of the Insurance division in 2014 and the acquisition of Bunnings UK & Ireland in 2016.

Water use (megalitres)

Business 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Coles 3,415 3,404 3,075 3,107 3,145
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 1,291 1,219 1,226 1,098 1,016
Bunnings United Kingdom & Ireland 373 NR NR NR NR
Kmart NR NR NR 771 777
Target NR NR NR 132 315
Officeworks NR NR NR 52 54
WesCEF 3,842 4,255 4,062 4,011 4,178
WIS NR NR NR 196 211
Resources 7,545 7,035 7,086 8,148 7,920
Insurance NR NR NR NR 63
Corporate NR NR NR 3 3
Group total 16,466 15,913 15,450 17,517 17,682
NR means data was not recorded or reported due to the sale of the Insurance division in 2014 and the acquisition of Bunnings UK & Ireland in 2016 or it is not material to the specific business.

Waste (tonnes)

  2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Business Disposed Recycled Disposed Recycled Disposed Recycled Disposed Recycled Disposed Recycled
Coles 92,596 240,982 91,315 235,288 82,431 191,616 82,535 175,178 94,365 162,880
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 28,404 27,945 31,112 42,047 28,481 37,929 24,558 35,884 20,970 29,642
Bunnings United Kingdom & Ireland 6,949 28,979 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Kmart 17,404 45,697 13,396 47,447 9,673 45,368 9,116 38,398 9,649 35,052
Target 7,925 17,871 8,225 21,129 7,663 20,231 7,717 22,231 7,270 21,020
Officeworks1 2,513 4,462 1,905 4,621 2,065 3,542 2,021 3,327 2,009 3,041
WesCEF 2,003 4,646 3,160 3,270 4,722 2,112 6,081 3,014 5,927 2,091
WIS NR NR NR NR NR NR 2,092 997 2,399 1,055
Resources 2,278 2,891 2,080 2,310 1,058 2,590 581 2,505 922 617
Insurance NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Corporate NR NR NR NR NR NR 4 12 4 11
Group total 160,072 373,473 151,193 356,112 136,092 303,388 134,706 281,545 143,514 255,408
1 Waste recycled data includes customer recycling initiatives. NR means data was not recorded or reported due to the sale of the Insurance division in 2014 and the acquisition of Bunnings UK & Ireland in 2016 or it is not material to the specific business.

Community contributions ($ million)

  2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Business Direct1 Indirect2 Total Direct Indirect Total Direct Indirect Total Direct Indirect Total Direct Indirect Total
Coles 54.8 9.0 63.8 43.9 7.8 51.7 36.5 7.2 43.8 30.5 7.4 37.9 33.2 5.2 38.5
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 4.4 38.8 43.2 3.7 34.2 37.9 3.1 32.8 35.9 3.1 30.1 33.2 3.9 27.0 31.0
Bunnings United Kingdom & Ireland 0.5 0.0 0.5 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Kmart 1.63 8.0 9.6 1.0 8.2 9.2 1.2 9.0 10.2 0.9 10.7 11.6 1.3 9.4 10.8
Target 0.6 2.4 3.1 1.3 1.7 3.0 1.4 2.2 3.6 1.5 1.0 2.5 0.9 0.9 1.8
Officeworks 1.7 0.8 2.5 0.3 0.9 1.2 0.5 1.0 1.5 0.6 0.9 1.5 0.1 1.0 1.1
WesCEF 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.5
WIS 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.3
Resources 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3
Insurance NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 0.3 0.0 0.3
Corporate 8.8 0.3 9.0 7.2 1.0 8.2 6.6 0.6 7.2 7.1 0.7 7.8 10.4 0.0 10.5
Group total 72.9 59.3 132.2 57.8 53.8 111.7 50.0 52.9 102.9 44.6 50.8 95.3 51.2 43.8 94.9
1 Direct 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, which is specifically applied by Coles, Target and WesCEF. 2 Indirect 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. The data in this table does not include 'management costs' associated with community contributions. In 2017 these were approximately $5.6 million for Coles, Kmart and Target. NR means data was not recorded due to the state of the insurance division in 2016 and the acquisition of Bunnings UK and Ireland in 2016.

Indigenous employment

Business 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Coles 2872 2,318 1,765 862 640
Bunnings Australia and New Zealand 516 423 410 336 176
Kmart 429 333 278 279 270
Target 155 136 161 107 86
Officeworks 161 65 73 67 54
WesCEF 29 19 17 13 15
WIS 50 131 35 28 37
Resources 17 19 20 18 22
Insurance NR NR NR NR 10
Corporate 2 1 3 1 2
Group total 4,231 3,3271 2,762 1,711 1,312
1 This number has been restated due to a review which was conducted in 2017.

Employees by gender, region and employment type

  Permanent Employees Casual Employees Total
  Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total
Australia  
Australian Capital Territory 1,114 824 1,938 681 602 1,283 1,795 1,426 3,221
New South Wales 17,300 19,740 37,040 10,402 11,380 21,782 27,702 31,120 58,822
Northern Territory 522 627 1,149 350 491 841 872 1,118 1,990
Queensland 11,715 14,634 26,349 6,456 8,213 14,669 18,171 22,847 41,018
South Australia 3,633 4,657 8,290 1,794 2,228 4,022 5,427 6,885 12,312
Tasmania 1,045 1,508 2,553 558 706 1,264 1,603 2,214 3,817
Victoria 17,846 21,250 39,096 8,082 9,802 17,884 25,928 31,052 56,980
Western Australia 7,560 9,702 17,262 3,589 4,4112 7,701 11,149 13,814 24,963
Asia 290 374 664 1 3 4 291 377 668
Ireland 178 201 379 0 0 0 178 201 379
New Zealand 2,409 2,890 5,299 457 570 1,027 2,866 3,460 6,326
Portugal 4 9 13 0 0 0 4 9 13
United Kingdom 6,081 6,400 12,481 0 0 0 6,081 6,400 12,481
Total 69,697 82,816 152,513 32,370 38,107 70,477 102,067 120,923 222,990

Employees by gender and age (per cent)

  Males Females
< 20 years 9 12
20 - < 30 years 16 14
30 - < 40 years 8 8
40 - < 50 years 6 9
50 - < 60 years 4 8
60+ years 3 3

Female representation across the Group (per cent female)

  2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Wesfarmers Limited non-executive directors 38 38 33 30 30
Senior executive positions (general manager or above)1 24 23 25 25 25
All management and professional roles 32 30 29 29 28
Total workforce 54 55 55 56 57
1 These positions are defined through job evaluation methodology.

New employee hires by gender

  Males Females
Permanent 6,889 9,387
Fixed Term 839 1,102
Casual 21,065 19,375
Other 24 14
Total 28,817 29,878

Employee turnover by gender

Total Turnover Labour Turnover (per cent)
Females Males Total Females Males Total
14,614 14,407 29,021 17% 20% 18%

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