WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018
waste and water use

Environment

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Waste and water use

We strive to reduce our waste to landfill and water use where possible.

Waste and water use

We strive to reduce our waste to landfill and water use where possible.

Water management is a material issue for WesCEF and Bunnings. Senior management in those businesses is responsible for assessing and managing water-related risks and opportunities. Their divisional boards have oversight of these strategic risks and opportunities. We recognise that there are water-related challenges in many parts of Australia and our focus is on using water more efficiently, reducing our water use intensity and replacing scheme water with reclaimed or recycled water where possible.

This year, the Group recorded water use of approximately 5,480 megalitres which is broadly in line with water use last year.

Bunnings has 229 rainwater systems across Australian mainland sites where water is collected for use in nurseries and as greywater in some sites. Bunnings also delivers water wise information and education for customers through in-store programs. In the 2019 financial year, this included working with Sydney Water where information and waterwise products were displayed during Water Wise Week, as well as Tiny Homes in five metro Sydney stores to demonstrate how customers can save water around the home.

GRI 103-1, GRI 103-2, GRI 103-3, GRI 303-1, 303-3, 306-2