WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2017
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Diversity

We strive to create an inclusive work environment, with particular attention to gender balance and the inclusion of Indigenous people.

Diversity

Coles team member Dion Patten at the Coles Aurora Village supermarket in Victoria

Wesfarmers considers building a diverse and inclusive workforce an opportunity to drive strong and sustainable shareholder returns.

Our customers and stakeholders are increasingly diverse, and to gain the best insight into their needs and how to meet them, diverse and inclusive teams are required. A diversity of perspectives and backgrounds also strengthens creativity and innovation in teams. Moreover, creating an environment that attracts, retains, and promotes talent with a wide range of strengths and experiences ensures Wesfarmers is best equipped for future growth.

Our commitment to diversity across Wesfarmers extends to all individuals and all perspectives. Particular focus is paid to achieving a balance of men and women in senior management positions across Wesfarmers and continuing to boost employment of Indigenous people.

Wesfarmers has developed and implemented a Diversity Policy that aims to foster diversity at all levels within the Group. Some of our businesses have gone beyond the requirements set out by our Gender Diversity policies, to make sure they have policies that are right for their workplace. Coles, for example, has introduced its Gender Affirmation and Transition guidelines to ensure a supportive working environment for its transgender and gender diverse team members.

Wesfarmers supports the rights of all our employees and customers to live and work free of prejudice and discrimination. 

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